Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach is in the state of Kerala in southwestern India. It is located parallel to National Highway 17 between Kannur and Thalassery. This beach is also considered the only Drive-in Beaches in Asia and the most popular beach in the Malabar region in Kerala. Even though Goa has many beautiful beaches, it does not have a Drive-in beach .A news article published by Manorama News on 24th October, 2012, showed the 8km stretch at Thikkodi beach in the neighbouring Kozhikode district is also drive-able. The beach festival is celebrated in the month of April and it is one of the important tourist attraction in the district of Kannur in Kerala. The youth also try many driving stunts in cars like drifting and wheeling in bikes as this is a paradise for driving along the shore. Just 100m from this beach you would find a private island, which can be reached by walk at times of low tide. There is an unpaved road winding through coconut groves leading to the beach. To get to this road, if you are driving from Tellicherry towards Kannur, take the left turn just before the first railway crossing you encounter after crossing the Moidu bridge. The beach is about 5 km long and curves in a wide area providing a good view of Kannur on the north. Local laws allow beachgoers to drive for a full 4 km directly on the sands of the beach. The beach is bordered by black rocks, which also protect it from the stronger currents of the ocean. Approximately 100–200 m south of the beach there is a private island called Dharmadam Island (Pacha Thuruthu in Malayalam, which translates to Green Island in English). It is possible to walk to the island during low tide. Since the late 90's, the beach has seen a steady influx of European tourists during winter. even though the beach has attracted many lucky visitors into her,a major share of foreign and domestic tourists are not aware of the potential of this elusive destination.it is a must see destination for Indians as well as foreign tourists.after the face lift of the beach there has been a huge improvement in the facilities available to the beach visitors including resorts roads etc.
Distance from Muzhappilangad Beach
Kozhikode: 79 Km
Thrissur: 201 Km 
Kasargod: 108 Km
Ernakulam: 253 Km
Kochi: 269 Km
Alappuzha: 314 Km
Kumarakom: 315 Km
Kottayam: 323 Km
Kuttanad: 332 Km
Idukki: 342 Km
Munnar: 349 Km
Kollam: 402 Km
Thiruvananthapuram: 465 Km
Kovalam: 471 Km
Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport  Kozhikode.-100km
Nearest Railway Station: Thalassery Railway Station.-7km
                                           : Kannur Railway Station.-15km
Road: To access to this beach, in case you are driving from Thalassery in the direction of Kannur, take the left turn just prior to the very first railway crossing you come across as soon as crossing the Moidu bridge. The beach is roughly around 5 km long and curves in the wide area giving an excellent view of Kannur in the north. 

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