Kovalam…Kappad…Cherai…..Marari…Varkala – names that evoke images of sun and sand, the lazy rustle of coconut trees and the hush of ocean waves. Nearly three dozen beaches – big and small, well-known or less trodden upon, steeped in history and in nature’s magnificence – dot Kerala’s 550 kilometer coastline.
Coconut grove swathed headlands, massive fort complexes jutting out into the sea, sumptuous sea food and serene sunsets, luxury resorts or cozy home-stays: each of Kerala’s beaches is an experience in itself.
At Kappad beach, gaze across at the horizon where, over five hundred years ago, Vasco da Gama’s small fleet of ships appeared to open a new and important chapter in the region’s history. Soak in the natural splendor of the beaches at Vallikunnu, Kappil, Vakkad, Poovar and many others. Drive across the firm sand at Muzhappilangad, Asia’s largest drive in beach, indulge in a host of water and other sports there. Or revel in the unique blend of ethnicity and internationalism that the beaches at Kovalam and Varkala bring. Be a part of this most rejuvenating of Kerala experiences!