Kerala is a land of many things- temples, palaces, coconuts, spices, art, culture, history, wildlife, adventure, hills, mountains, and of course Beaches! Since Kerala is a coastal state, many tourists love lazing around on Kerala’s beaches.
Many tourists often tend to go to Varkala or Kovalam from Kochi just for the beaches, but that is not necessary as Kochi too has some gorgeous beaches in its vicinity. In this article, let’s check out the amazing beaches in and around Kochi that every tourist should check out on their Kerala trip.
Cherai Beach is located in the Kochi district itself and is about 25kms from Kochi city. It is located on the northern end of the beautiful Vypin Island. This beach is a combination of the Arabian Sea and the Kerala backwaters. The water here is shallow and ideal for swimming. This picturesque beach is lined with coconut trees and paddy fields. Dolphins too are occasionally spotted here. The Chinese fishing nets, very famous to Kochi, are also seen from here.
This is definitely one of the calm and quiet, as well as clean beaches of Kochi and a must visit for every Kochi tourist.
The name Marari is shortened from of Mararikulam and the area is a small and sleepy fisherman’s village. Marari beach is not populated by locals or tourists. It has a very calm and laidback vibe to it. It’s not developed and heavily commercialized either. Since it is not populated, the beach is very clean and beautiful. Sections of the beach are privately owned by resorts. Staying at the resorts is also a good idea as you will get to enjoy the clam private beaches, even though this is a slightly expensive option. These resorts stays are preferred among the honeymooners.
This stunning beach is situated about 28kms from Kochi in the Kochi- Allapuzha route. This beach is a confluence of the Arabian Sea and the Kerala backwaters. Andhakaranazhi beach too is very clean and beautiful with white sands, and is shore lined by palm trees. This beach is not populated by tourists as is a kind of a hidden gem. It is ideal for swimming and there are shacks on the beach for food and drinks. One can also see the Manakodam light house near the beach.
Fort Kochi Beach is an iconic beach in Kochi, the highlight being the Chinese fishing nets. Additionally, there is an old world charm about this place, as it has remnants of the Portuguese and Dutch influences. Since this beach is very popular among the locals as well as tourists it is very crowded. It might not be the ideal place for tourists looking for peace and quiet. But if you want to see all the popular places in Kerala, then a visit to Fort Kochi beach is a must on your Kerala trip.