(16 km from Trivandrum) Internationally renowned, this seaside destination comprises three adjacent crescent-shaped beaches, of which the southernmost is known as the Lighthouse Beach and is the most popular. Kovalam offers a variety of activities including snorkelling, catamaran rides, sunset viewing, cycling on the beach etc.
(3 ½ km from the city) Apart from the beach, Alleppey also has a 137-year-old pier which extends into the sea and an old lighthouse both of which add to charm.
Fort Kochi Beach
(21 km form Ernakulam) Overlooking the Arabian Sea, with ancient Chinese fishing nets dotting the foreground, Fort Kochi Beach has some spectacular sunset views on offer. Another attraction is the delicious freshly caught seafood that is prepared along the beach.
Bekal Fort Beach
(1 km from Bekal Fort in Kasaragod) Also known as Pallikere Beach, this scenic stretch offers a great view of the historic fort that stands against the Arabian Sea. Bekal Fort Beach is also known to have ample facilities for recreation and relaxation.