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 & coconut palms. Each year, an impressive number of visitors arrive here in search of the tranquil, palm – fringed beaches.
( 16 km – ½ hrs from the city) international renowned, this seaside destination comprises three adjacent crescent – shaped beaches of which the southern most known as the light house Beach, is the most popular. Kovalam offers variety of activities including snorkeling, catamaran rides, sunset viewing etc.. Kovalam Beach resort
( 8 km from the city ) 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 & a traffic training centre park for children’s .
Varkala beach :- (45 km from Trivandrum,(1 ½ hrs) a beach destination. It is also an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. The Papanasham Beach Fringed by red late rite cliffs, the cool mineral springs, serene backwater, and the 2000 yrs – old Sree Janardhana Swamy Temple, a century old tuned & a Nature Cure centre are the main attractions here
(12 km south of Kovalam) an isolated but spectacular beach, Poovar is situated close to the Neyyar River Sanctuary. A trading port in its early days, it is today an important tourist destination.
( 5 km from Kollam ) Once a British enclave , this seaside village shelters the ruins of an old Portuguese fort & churches built in the 18th Century. The Thangasseri Light house which is 144 ft high, constructed in 1519 by the British is open to visitors from 1530 – 1730 hrs.
A 137 – year – old pier which extends into the sea & an old light house add to the attractions of the beach. Here is children’s park also (Vijaya Park) more information Alleppey , alleppey beach resort
( 21 km from Ernakulam ) 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.