Most of India's finest beaches are in Kerala. For virtually its entire 600 km length, the Kerala coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms. Each year, an impressive number of visitors arrive here in search of the tranquil, palm-fringed beaches.
Kovalam Beach:        Internationally renowned, this seaside destination comprises three adjacent crescent-shaped beaches, of which the southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular. Kovalam offers a variety of activities including snorkelling, catamaran rides, sunset viewing, cycling on the beach etc.  (16 km from Thiruvananthapuram) 

       Adjacent to the airport, this beach has an indoor recreation club, the matsya kanyaka (a gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid), a restaurant shaped like a starfish and a traffic training park for children. Nearby are two popular picnic spots Akkulam and Veli Tourist Village. 
(8 km from Thiruvananthapuram) 

        8 km south of Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram  Pristine and serene, this fishing hamlet is an unending stretch of white, sandy beaches.

        An isolated but spectacular beach, Poovar is situated close to the Neyyar River estuary. A trading port in its early days, it is today an important tourist destination.  
(12 km south of Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram) 

       A dip in the sea at Papanas ham, meaning redemption from sins, is believed to be holy. Fringed by red laterite cliffs, near to the beach are the mineral springs, serene backwaters, the 2000-year-old Sree Janardhana swamy Temple, a century- old tunnel and a Nature Cure Centre. 
(45 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Varkala) 

       This seaside village of historic importance houses the ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in the 18th century. The beach here is an unique place where you get to see the sun setting and the moon rising simultaneously. 
(5 km from Kollam)

        This secluded beach is a beautiful picnic centre. 
(6 km north of Kollam) 

Alappuzha Beach:        A 137.year-old pier which extends into the sea and an old lighthouse add to the attractions of the beach. (
3.5 km from the city) 

Fort Kochi Beach:        Overlooking the Arabian Sea, with its legendary Chinese fishing nets dotting the foreground, Fort Kochi Beach offers a view of spectacular sunsets. Another highlight here are the waterfront stalls serving fresh catch prepared according to taste. (21 km from Ernakulam)  

        This lovely beach bordering Vypeen lsland is ideal for swimming. Dolphins are occasionally spotted here. A typical Kerala village nearby, with paddy fields and coconut groves, is an added attraction. 
(23 km from Ernakulam) 

        Fringed by palm trees, this picturesque beach is a hot spot for picnickers. 
(24 km from Thrissur) 

        The small coastal fishing town of Tanur is one of the earliest settlements of the Portuguese. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier visited the place in 1546. About 3 km south of Tanur town is Keraladeshapuram Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and believed to be one of the oldest temples in Kerala. 
(35 km from Malappuram) 

        Famous for bird watching, the beach also offers a breathtaking view of the confluence of the Bharathapuzha, the Tirur Puzha and the Arabian Sea. 
(5 km from Chemravattom, Ponnani in Malappuram) 

        A beach resort set in the midst of a palm grove is the main attraction here. Nearby is the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. 
(40 km from Malappuram) 

Kozhikode Beach:       This beach is a favourite haunt of sunset viewers. Adding to its natural beauty is the old world charm retained by the ancient lighthouse and the two crumbling piers, each more than a old, that run into the sea. (
500 m from the city) 

       One prominent ports and a maritime trading centre of ancient Kerala, Beypore is located at the mouth of the chaltyar River. The boat building yard here, famous for the construction the Uru (Arabian trading vessel), boasts a tradition of almost 1500 years.  
(10 km south of Kozhikode) 

       This is the historic beach where vessels. Vasco da Gama Landed on the 21th of May 1498 with men in three The rock-studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. 
(16 km from Kozhlkode) 

Thikkoti Lighthouse Beach:        This beach overlooks the veluyamkallu Rock much dreaded by mariners, off Moodadi coast. The lighthouse here was built after a shipwreck, the remains of which can still be seen here. The region around the veltyamkallu Rock is home to migratory

Beach:        The shallow waters of this beautiful ideal for swimming. During November-December, hordes of the endangered olive Ridley turtle come in to lay eggs. (40 km north of Kozhlkode)

Vadakara Sandbanks       This beach where the kattakal River merges into the sea is stunningly beautiful and is a favourite spot for locals and tourists. The nearby Biria Bungalow offers a detightful view the Sandbanks Beach. (50 km from Kozhikode)

Beach:        Famous for its flat laterite cliffs that Jut out into the sea, well-laid gardens and the massive landscaped sculpture of Mother and child make this beach extremely captivating. The adjacent Baby Beach accessed through the Bumasseny Cantonment is detightfully quiet.(2 km from Kannur)

Beach:      This beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala. (11 km from Kannur) 

Beach:        (12 from Kannur Uncrowded, the beach is a tourist's paradise, with golden sand and surf

Beach:       Swimmer's paradise, this is Kerala's only drive-in beach. Adventure sports like paragtiding, parasailing, micro-lite flights and a variety of watersport options are possible here. (15 km from Kannur)

Dharmadom Beach:         The small five-acre island covered with coconut palms and green bushes is a beautiful sight from the serene stretch of Dharmadom Beach, Permission is required to enter this isle (17 km Kannur) 

         The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286 m high). Ezhimala also has a Naval Academy 
(50 km from Kannur) 

Bekal Fort Beach:          Also known as Pallikara Beach, this scenic seaside offers a spectacular view of historic fort and has ample facilities for recreation and relaxation, 
Kappil Beach: 
         A winding lane meanders through palm-fringed landscape to totally unpolluted, secluded beach. The Kodi this Cliff closeby offers a panoramic of the Arabian Sea, km away is the Palukunnam Temple.

Kanwatheertha         A large swimming pool like formation of the sea on the vast beach is the main attraction here. 
(3 km from Manjeswaram in Kasaragod)