(Last Updated on : 19/08/2014)
Kappil Beach is a dazzling beach of the Kasaragod district
situated in the South Indian state Kerala
, endowed with spectacular natural beauty. Lying along the Malabar shore line it serves as a pristine holiday spot. The beach witnesses the confluence of Kappil Lake and the Arabian Sea
. The neat and moderately shallow beach allures a number of tourists for cherishing invigorating moments along with swimming
and sunbathing. Glimpses of majestic dolphins can also be obtained at the beach. Kappil Beach is regarded as one of the most charming beaches of the country. It spans over an area of more than 25 acres. The beach also attracts a number of international tourists.
Natural Beauty of Kappil Beach
Natural splendour can be best explored at Kappil Beach. The sandy beach has a reddish tinge which owns an elegancy against the backdrop of black rocks. Stretch of casuarinas
and palm trees line the beach. The whispering sea breeze and lush greenery along the distant coastline are captivating. The region also hosts calm emerald backwaters. Kappil Beach presents the visitors a serene time to relax leaving behind the worldly cacophonies, amid breathtaking landscapes. The enchanting seclusion of the beach and the cascading waves invites the tourists. The beach is quite unexplored and thus exhibits its virgin beauty. The milky white waves crashing against the black rocks present an unforgettable vista.
Other Attractions of Kappil Beach
Drenched in the sunlight, the beach also serves as a gateway to the nearby attractions. Kodi cliff located nearby offers a panoramic view of the fathomless Arabian Sea. Trekking
to Kodi cliff is enjoyed by the adventure seekers. Bekal Fort
also stands close to the beach where one can explore the events and facts of bygone eras. Pallikunnam temple, located at a distance of 2 kilometres, is frequented by several devotees. Kappil Bhagavathy temple is a Hindu temple standing nearby. Boating along the backwaters adjunct to the ocean and strolling over the bridge running across the Kappil Lake are other charms of the beach. Kappil Beach is mostly not much crowded and is thus perfect for relaxing in the arms of nature.
Kappil Beach is best visited between the months of December and February as the weather remains pleasant during this time. It is situated 5 kilometres away from Bekal
. The beach can be conveniently reached through railways and airways. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
, 55 kilometres away, is the nearest airport while Varkala railway station, situated at a distance of 7 kilometres, serves as the nearest railway station. Buses and private cabs can be availed for accessing the beach.