Kerala is famous for its beaches and their natural beauty. But, do you know that there are many hidden beaches all along Kerala’s coastline which are no lesser in their appeal than the popular beaches? The untamed beauty beckons you to explore these hidden beaches. Here are the Top 7 Hidden Beaches in Kerala.
Padanna Beach Kasaragod
Kasargod District’s Cheruvathur gives close competition to the famed Alleppey backwaters with its own Padanna beach. The shore is shaded by lines of coconut trees and a network of canals owes their existence to the water channelled from Padanna backwater. Nearby is the Oyster Opera where oyster farming is enacted by local villagers in traditional manner. Oyster farming is the main source of livelihood here. The idyllic beaches, sea water lapping the shore graciously, compelling views of the sunrise and sunset, and fishermen proceeding to sea would win you over.
Chowara Beach Kovalam
Chowara beach near Kovalam is the perfect blend of natural beauty and serenity. It is situated next to the Chowara fishing hamlet. On the top of a nearby hill is situated the ‘Chowara Ayyappa Temple’ which commands fabulous views of the beach below. You can spend many peaceful moments over here away from the hustle and bustle that characterizes most busy beaches today. Analothbhava Matha Church built centuries ago is also nearby. The integrity of Azhimalathara Beach is maintained even during the monsoons and when the sea is receding from the coast.
Vallikunnu Beach, Malappuram
It is one of the best beaches in India but has remained away from public glare. This has helped to maintain its serenity and unsullied beauty. The mesmerizing beauty of the secluded stretches along the beach will make you awe with wonder. You have many options to enjoy yourself at the beach i.e. riding the surf, getting a tan or sharing some intimate moments with your loved ones while both of you dig your toes in the soft sand. The ambience is relaxing and you can shed your mental worries with ease. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is close. Beach resort at the centre of coconut grove is the perfect place to stay.
Ezhimala Beach Kannur
The sea water washes the feet of the majestic seven peaks of Ezhimala Hills. The aquamarine water and the soft textured sand are alluring. From the beach, the hills appear to have a green hue owing to dense undergrowth and coconut palms. Just above the beach along the slope of the hill, you will come across stone pillars etched with mysterious figures. A burial chamber from primeval time and a cave is at the foot of the hill, just a few steps away from Ezhimala beach. At the Ettikulam Bay, you will catch sight of dolphins.
Kappil Beach Varakala
Kappil beach is located 7 Km to Varkala’s north. The road leading to the beach is flanked by Arabian Sea to the west and Edava Narayana Lake to the east. The bridge built over the lake offers panoramic and mesmerizing views of the entire area, especially where the backwater merges into the sea. Tourists can stroll from Varkala to Kappil beach. The picturesque beach offers the perfect recipe for relaxing and unwinding oneself. Coconut groves nearby adds more aesthetic appeal to the beach.
Chavakad Beach, Thrissur
The beach lapped by the aquamarine waters of the Arabian Sea is located five Kms away from famous Guruvayoor beach. The sea is fringed by tall coconut trees. The beach remains open for tourists all through the year and has a balmy climate. At Azhimokam, the Arabian Sea opens up into a tributary. Another attraction of the beach is the mural paintings of the yore available nearby.
Kizhunna ezhara Beach, Kannur
The twin beaches of Kizhunna and Ezhara lie along the same stretch at a distance of 12 Kms from Kannur. The crimson sand and the surf breaking on it create a fascinating view. The shore is primarily rocky interspersed by coconut trees. Munambam is the highest point at the far south. The shallow cove is perfect for swimming. Fishermen from nearby hamlets go for fishing and this scene in the backdrop of vast ocean is unparalleled. The tempting beach is free from clutter and the commotion of tourists. As such, it is the perfect destination to spend a solitary outing with your partner.