Kozhikode Beach, Kerala

Kozhikode Beach

A beach is one of the few places on earth, which makes one realize how big our mother earth is and how small we all look in front of it. Also, it is one of those places, which provides extreme peace and relaxation to people, in search for serenity. Kozhikode Beach is the most popular attractions of Kozhikode, which gives sunset viewers an unforgettable sight of Arabian Sea and soothing water, reaching the shore in a rhythmic way. The old lighthouse and two crumbling piers that run into the sea, add to the beauty of the beach and retain its old world charm.

This beach has a prominent place in the history of Calicut as there used to be a key port, where traders from Arabia and China weighed anchor and had been trading for centuries. The dock used by them still exist in the same place, though in ruins now. The 19th century piers have withstood the merciless beatings of waves, but have finally begun to collapse.

This exotic destination gives tourists a wide option to spend an evening chatting or gazing at the setting sun and enjoy scrumptious food, served at the beach shacks. Its perfect setting and wonderful surroundings make it an ideal place to relax and unwind and take bath in the crystal clear water of Arabian Sea. The beach is surrounded by plenty of restaurants, hotels, and spa, where tourists can indulge in soothing activities to get a joyous feeling.

Activities to Do in Kozhikode Beach The beach activities like sightseeing, sunbathing, windsurfing, para sailling, beach walking, fishing, etc. are common at Kozhikode Beach. Some of the interesting activities that you may carry during your visit at Kozhikode Beach are listed below:

  • Try out seafood delicacies like Kallumekaya (mussels), available at numerous stalls lining the shore
  • Walk along Dolphin's Point to enjoy the playful sight of Dolphins, diving in the scintillating water of the Arabian Sea in a stupendous manner
  • Visit the old world charm retained by the old lighthouse and the two crumbling piers, running into the sea to catch a glimpse of more than a hundred years old dock
  • Pay a visit at the Lions Park for children and the marine water aquarium, which has a collection of beautiful fishes and other underwater creatures
  • Take a walk on the beach road, that runs about 10 km along the coast. Stroll at the commercial hub of Kozhikode like Gujarathi Street and Silk Street to see the spice market, which has been the main attraction of the city for centuries

Eating out in Kozhikode Beach Kozhikode is a hub of spice and it used to the major city involved in the spice trade in Kerala. So, it is pretty obvious that the food served here too is cooked using refreshing herbs and spices, that gives amazing taste to your food. Some of the nicest places to gobble your favorite seafood or authentic Kerala delegacies in Kozhikode are listed here:

  • Hotel Paragon Restaurant
  • M-Grill
  • ZamZam Restaurant
  • Dhe Puttu
  • White House, The Restaurant
  • Kingsbay
  • Mezban
  • Casserole Restaurant
  • Aalibhais Thattukada
  • Hotel Rahmath

Tourist Attractions Nearby Kozhikode Beach There are plenty of places that you can visit during your holidays in Kozhikode and some of them are listed below. These places lie in close proximity to the Kozhikode Beach, which is one of the most serene and peaceful beaches of Kerala, surrounded by exotic natural beauty and plush hotels.

  • Thikkoti Lighthouse
  • Beypore
  • Kappad Beach
  • Vellarimala
  • Tusharagiri Falls
  • Tali Temple
  • Payyoli Beach
  • Delecta Bakery & Store
  • Manachiora Square

Where To Stay? Kozhikode is a popular tourist destination, visited by a large number of tourists every year. To meet the demand of tourists from across the world, Kozhikode has kept ready plenty of accommodation options to offer a relaxing and comforting stay to the guests. Here is the list of some popular hotels and homestays, best to stay at duraing a vacation.

  • Copper Folia
  • WelcomHotel Raviz Kadavu, Resort and Ayurveda Spa
  • Hotel Marina Residency
  • The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Calicutry
  • Hotel King Fort
  • Park Residency
  • Kappad Beach Resort
  • Hotel Asma Tower
  • Paramount Tower Hotel
  • Eagle Crest Holiday Home
  • Sourabham Homestay

How To Reach?

By Rail: Nearest railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station, which is approximately 3 km away from the beach. This city is connected to all the major cities of Kerala like Kochi, Trivandrum, Thrissur, Calicut, etc. So, reaching here is no big deal.

By Air: Nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, which is around 29 km from Kozhikode. One can easily avail a taxi or a cap from the airport to reach their desired destination in Kozhikode.

By Road: Kozhiokode is well-connected through bus with all the major cities of Kerala including, Calicut, Kochi, Thrissur, Trivandrum, Kollam, etc. There are regular buses that connect this beach destination with other cities. Also, one can get taxis and cabs to reach their destination safely.

Best Time to Visit Kozhikode: September To May