Alappuzha beach is quite a popular tourist spot, known to provide relaxation in the district of Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old. The main attraction of this beach is the facilities at Vijaya Beach Park. The beautiful sandy shoreline contrasts well with the blaze of the water, to create a truly relaxing atmosphere.
A delightful experience while in Alappuzha is a houseboat cruise. The ones you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact reworked version of Kettuvallams of olden times. The original Kettuvallams or rice barges used to carry tons of rice and spices. The Kettuvallam or boat with knots was so called because the entire boat was held together with coir knots only.One can always enjoy uninterrupted views of backwater life while staying in a houseboat.
Alleppey beach consists of a long stretch of shores densely populated with the swaying palm groves. The shores, the sea and the surrounding landscape offers a fascination to the beach, not to be found else where. There is the Vijaya beach Park, a park for the children with toy trains and bicycle for their entertainment. The towering light house overlooks the beach and is a wonderful spot to glance the superb surrounding nearby.
Even hitting the volley ball at the beach is an unique idea to spend few minutes jumping and running after the ball on the beaches. The snake boat races are a common sight during the months of August and September. Peoples in thousands throng in to watch the water regatta with great pomp and festivity.