If you want to take a short break from your busy city life and enjoy an amazing beach holiday in the serenity of picturesque ambiance of nature, come to Beypore Beach; it is the best destination to explore. Alluring the nature lovers with wide stretches of glittering golden sands wetted by the dancing waves of the Arabian Sea and the greenery of fascinating coconuts trees slightly swaying in the cool gentle breeze, it is undoubtedly one of the best tourist places to visit in Kerala.
You can enjoy varieties of adventurous water sports, have a rejuvenating Ayurveda massage, walk into the roaring sea through a stone walkway or simply ramble along the alluring shoreline and accomplish a memorable beach tour.
Historical Significance and Shipbuilding
Beypore Beach is located at about 10 kilometers from Kozhikode town, at the point of confluence of Chaliyar River and the Arabian Sea. Beypore Port had a significant role as an ancient trade center in the history of Kerala. Traders from Arabia, China and Western countries were attracted to this ancient port by the famous Kerala spices. Other than spice trade, the port is famous for shipbuilding that exists here for more than 1500 years. The skilled workers build large wooden ships, called ‘Urus’, with bare hands. ‘Beypore Urus’ were famous and were in great demand among the foreign traders, especially the Arabs. Amidst the advent of modern technology in shipbuilding, a few clients still look for the ‘Urus’.
You should not miss visiting this shipbuilding yard, the ancient machine-free industry, where the specialists’ craftsmen called ‘Khalasis’ design and create large wooden ships with amazing precision. They do not have any drawings or machinery. The design and drawings are conceived in their watchful minds and the perfection of art in their skillful hands.
Attractions in and around Beypore Beach
Among the favorite tourist place to visit in Kerala, you can give top priority to this pristine beach, which awaits you with a plethora of attractions. The unique attraction is a 2 km long pathway made of stones and rocks that extends into the sea. You will really enjoy taking a walk on this path to its very edge watching the massive waves of the deep blue sea and feeling the gentle pat of the cool breeze on your cheeks. You will feel that you are in the middle of a great ocean and will reach to a world of your own. The vision of the vast expanse of the ocean will rejuvenate you and you will feel the sensation of an unusual chill running through your spine.
If you are an adventure enthusiast you can involve in various water sports activities like surfing, skiing, parasailing, kayaking, swimming, angling, sunbathing and many more. The waves are not too harsh and the shallow and calm sea water provides ideal circumstances to enjoy a cool swimming experience. It is one of the best places to visit in Kerala, especially if you have a tempting attraction towards Ayurveda massage that will revitalize your body, mind, and soul.
You can enjoy a smooth walk along the golden sandy shorelines, collect multi-hued sea shells, taste the freshly cooked delicious seafood from the stalls and refresh with cool sweet coconut water. You can play with the splashing waves and make sand castles on the shore. You can also enjoy local shopping from the stalls lined up along the entire stretch of the beach and purchase some attractive decorative items made of seashells. When a thousand tongues of the undulating waves of the mighty Arabian Sea lick your feet while you stand on the silky sands relishing an extremely stunning sunset, it will not be surprising if you feel yourself that you are standing on the shore of the best beach in Kerala.
The confluence of the Arabian Sea and the River Chaliyar, the scenic beauty of the mother ocean elegantly receiving its dearest child in its welcoming arms, is a spectacular sight. A boat cruise through the tranquil backwaters of Chaliyar will refresh your morning hours. At a distance of about 1 km, you can visit the fishing harbor and watch the fishermen in action and also a wide variety of fishes. If you are a bird watcher you can make a visit to the famous Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, which is about 7 km from Beypore.
There is a place called Dolphin Point at about 15 minutes away from Beypore where you can watch dolphins playing in the sea in the early hours of the day.
Kozhikode, the historic town of Kerala, is just 10 km away from Beypore Beach, where you can have an unforgettable shopping experience. You can taste the popular sweet ‘Kozhikodan Halwa’, and buy high-quality Kerala spices from the spice markets.
Other nearby attractions include Chaliyam beach, Beypore Light House, Kappad backwaters, Thusharagiri waterfalls, Kozhikode Art Gallery, Pazhassi Raja Museum, and many more.
Accommodation & Food
Accommodations are not available near the Beach. There are many comfortable hotels in Kozhikode city, ranging from budget to luxury, suitable for the travelers of all class. Restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes are available in Kozhikode city. You can enjoy the delicacies of the traditional Malabar cuisine including the popular Malabar Biriyani, chicken specialties, and seafood.
How to Reach There
The nearest railway station is Kozhikode at about 10 km away from the Beach. From there you can take a bus, auto rickshaws or taxis. The nearest airport is Karipur international airport at about 23 km from Kozhikode.
Best time to Visit
Beypore beach has a pleasant and moderate climate throughout the year. If you want to avoid the humidity and temperature rise of the summer and the heavy rain of the monsoon season, the best time to visit the beach is between the months of October to March.
Come and explore the natural beauty of this awe-inspiring Kerala beach. Do not miss it on your itinerary. It is the right place for a peaceful escapade and a delightful marine experience. It is thrilling, vibrant and beautiful; and it is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.