The un-spoilt and un-crowded Kappad Beach forms a golden seam between the lush greenery of Kerala's backwaters and the azure waters of the Arabian Sea. It is located on the Konkan Coast of Kerala, 16 km from Kozhikode. Locally known as Kappakadavu, the calm and pleasant Beach is studded with a sprawling rock protruding into the sea. The rocky headland of Kappad Beach provides a fascinating view of the surrounding coastal region.
Leisurely stroll along the beach and you will find miles of deserted golden sands with swaying coconut trees, with only country boats and egrets to offer you company. Neighboring landmass of Kappad Beach is surrounded by swaying coconut palms, tamarind, banana, cinnamon and jackfruit trees. You can watch some of the exotic bird species here like parakeets, sunbirds and drongos. Beach in Kappad is relatively peaceful as compared to other popular commercial beaches, which has become its prime attraction. The serene waters of the beach provide a bewitching and lifelong memorable experience to the visitors.
Vasco da Gama, the great Portuguese explorer landed at Kappad Beach on 27th May 1498. There is a solitary pillar on the beach to commemorate the historic event. Vasco da Gama's discovery of Beach opened the sea trade route between India and Europe. Malabar Coast soon became the Gateway to East for the Europeans. This little sea fairing town of Kappad is a haven for travelers and nature enthusiasts. The pristine beach is still very calm even 500 years after the epoch making moorings of Vasco da Gama. Intermittently strewn with country boats, the ambience of the golden sands of the Beach is more or less as silent as it was when Vasco da Gama left the beach for further explorations five centuries earlier.
The quiet ambience and golden sands of Kappad Beach provide you perfect settings to forget all worldly worries and loose connections from your daily life tensions. Lying on the cool sand, you can find the time of life to be yourself that you were yearning so long. Make a paper boat and let it sail in the rushing waters of Beach or make your own sand castle and click some cool pictures. Elathur Canal and Kallai River confluence at Kappad which make it an ideal place to enjoy boating during beach in Kappad.
Houseboat riding in backwaters will provide you an ever memorable experience. As you will cruise through the serene backwaters, the view of the reddened backwaters which acquire the color from the image of setting sun will be very mesmerizing. The gentle sea breeze will sing a lullaby in your ears as you move along the golden sands of beach in Kappad. Do try some sea food and watch the rustic life of locals in the nearby fishing villages. There is a Devi (goddess) temple on the sprawling rock which is said to be 800 years old. The temple is visited by a large number of faithful every day
Kappad Beach is 16 km from Kozhikode Railway Station. Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode is 23 km from Kappad. The town is well connected with bus service with Kozhikode and other destinations. However, a backwater cruise through Korazppuzha River would be full of natural delights for you and it is the best way to reach the un-spoilt beach.