Kappil Beach, Kerala

Kappil Beach

Positioned in the Kasaragod district at the distance of 6 km from the Bekal Fort, Kappil beach is a beautiful beach-backwater destination and if you want a golden slice of heaven, travel to Kappil beach, which is known to be one of the best kept secrets of Kerala. Sun-covered beach with golden sands, enclosed by the glittering waters of the Arabian Sea and thick groves of casuarinas trees, make this place a bewitching spot. If you wanna view the panoramic scene of the Arabian Sea, you can climb the nearby cliff, which is known as the Kodi cliff. It's really a visual treat and must-see spot for tourists.

Tourists can spend quality time at this place by indulging in some beach activities or by strolling along the seashore. It's a calm and peaceful beach where you can enjoy picnicking with your family or friends. The beach is extremely admired by beach lovers or honeymoon couples. The natural beauty and soothing atmosphere makes this place a favorite destination of those who like holidaying in a place which is free from the crowd. So, if you wanna enjoy a calm sojourn with the sun, sand and sea, the secluded Kappil beach will be an idyllic spot for you undoubtedly.

Things To Do

The real joy at Kappil is the backwater ride that is through boats. Boat Ride is one of the major activities in Kappil and you'll get plenty of mini-sized and medium-sized ferryboats carrying a large number of passengers. Going into the waters on a shaky boat ride is worth to spend a penny. Besides, one can go for a leisurely walk from the beach to the cliff at Varkala. There are numerous trekking trials that make this place a heaven for adventure enthusiasts.

Apart from all the above beach activities, you can also indulge in shopping as there are plenty of shops where you can get many things at reasonable rates. Along with this, there are many food stalls and eating joints across the length of the beach, where you can get tasty Indian snacks and savories.

Tourist Attractions of Kappil Beach

If you want to escape from the hustle-bustle of your city life, head to Kappil beach as it is a beautiful beach paradise for the beach buffs who wanna relax at calm and serene place in Kerala. There are many attractions in and around the Kappil that you can explore during your sightseeing activity.

Some of the major places that one should explore during their visit include:

Kodi Cliff- It's one of the striking place that offers an enchanting view of the Arabian Sea. Here, the everlasting stretches of water and open blue sky trances the magic and captivates everyone.

Palakkunnu Temple- It's a holy place that is dedicated to Bhagavathy. It houses the idols of of Elaya Bhagavathi (Saraswathi), Mootha Bhagavathi (Durga), Ghantakarnan, Vishnumoorthi, and Dhandan Devan. This temple is popular for its ceremonies and traditional rituals.

Bekal Fort- It's one of the largest forts in the realm and the prime attraction, which is situated on the foreland. This fort is very old and it draws thousands of tourists from different part of the world. It's very famous due to its architecture and structure.

Other nearby tourist attractions includes Varkala Beach, Thenmala Eco Tourism Centre, Vizhinjam Harbour, etc.

Where to Stay

Few top hotels near Kappil Beach include:

  • Magnolia Guest House, Varkala
  • Kshetra Beach Resorts, Varkala
  • Akhil Beach Resort, Varkala
  • Deshadan Cliff and Beach, Varkala
  • Vivanta By Taj, Bekal
  • Hotel Bekal Palace, Bekal
  • The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal
  • Isis Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat, Chowara
  • The Haiwa Beach Residency, Varkala
  • Hindustan Beach Resort, Varkala
  • Fortingall Sea Resort, Varkala

How to Reach

Nearest Airport- Thiruvananthapuram International airport (55 km)

Nearest Railway- Varkala Railway Station (7 km), Kasaragod Railway Station (14 km)

Nearest Roadways- There are many private and government buses that operate from various major cities like Kollam (30 km), Thiruvananthapuram ( 65 km), Varkala (10 km), and Paravur (4.5 km)to reach the destination.

Best Time to Visit- October and March

Visit to Kappil Beach and enjoy the backwaters along with its natural beauty. Online bookings are available at Tour My India where you can find the exciting deals and discounts on Kerala holiday packages. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bag and escape to the beautiful beach paradise in Kerala and spend some memorable moments with your dear ones.