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Bekal Beach

The picturesque Bekal Beach has more to offer than just stretches of silvery sands and blue sea waters. Gushing waves, golden sands and cool breeze are the things that you must have in your mind during your Kerala beach holidays and Beach stands true to your imagination of your perfect Bekal beach holiday destination with its untouched stretches of silvery sands and meandering coconut canopies. It is situated 14 km from Kasaragod town and 79 km from Kannaur on the northern tip of Kerala.

The hilly slopes of Bekal Beach welcome the avid travellers with open arms. There is a well illuminated sidewalk on the beach where you can enjoy leisure stroll while admiring the beauty of the region. The beach extends to the either side of Bekal Fort. It is the biggest fort in Kerala and you can reach on to its tank at the top through a flight of steps. There is a mosque on the beach which was established by Tipu Sultan. The architecturally designed mosque adds to the historic appeal and ambience of Bekal Beach. A Hanuman Temple is also there which is testimony to the religious harmony with which people have lived in the area.

Activities:

There is an old fort on the rocky Bekal Beach, known as Bekal Fort from where you can have a panoramic view of the enchanting waters of Lakshadweep Sea. Bekal fort is topped on the rocky headlands of the beach. It is spread over 40 acres of land. Bekal fort has tall observation towers which offer a panoramic view of the entire Bekal Beach landscape and Lakshadweep Sea. The observation tower is a rarity in Kerala fort and you can have majestic view of the nearby towns like Kottikulam, Pallikare, Uduma and Kanhangad.

There are trenches around the fort and zig-zag entrances which are part of the defense strategy of the fort.Nearby Kozhikode town has a big fishing community where you can enjoy houseboat ride in Kerala backwaters and also learn a few lessons in fishing from your boat staff. There is a children's park close to the beach with ample facilities for the enjoyment and merry making for children.

At night, you can listen to the thunderous roar of Arabian Sea at your beach side resort that will provide you a thrilling experience. The romantic view of sunset against the backdrop of blue waters of Arabian Sea provides an enchanting experience to the honeymooners and travellers. One can also enjoy sunbathing and sea swimming at the beach. Facilities for joy boat ride and fishing are available on the beach. Beach in Bekal is a popular picnic spot and weekend hangout destination for locals and families who land up here in good numbers every weekend. You should carry sunscreen lotions and wide brimmed hats to protect yourself from the glare of the sun.


Access:

Nearest Airport is at Mangalore (50 km) while Kozhikode International Airport is at 180 km away. You can get to the beach by boarding the train on Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route while the beach town is well connected with regular bus service with Kanjagad , Kasaragod, Kannaur and other cities.


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