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Kappad Beach

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Kappad Beach

Kappad beach is located about 16 km from Kozhikode town. To the tourist it is one of the most charming of Kerala's beaches. Kappad finds mention in history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar Coast.

The beach, that is popular with tourists, is quiet except for a few hours in the morning, when the fishermen launch their boats at dawn, and in the evening when they return with their catch. Sometimes, you can see them spreading fish on the beach to dry them. To the tourist, this little seafaring town is a haven. The best route to Kappad is along the backwaters. Unspoilt and uncrowded, the picturesque backwaters of Kozhikode offer a bewitching experience. A ride down the backwaters through the Korappuzha river brings you to the beach.


The landing place is marked by a small stone monument which is considered as a memorial. This rock studded pleasant beach is also known as Kappakadavu. The sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea grabs the attention of tourists. A very ancient temple, said to be 800 years old is present on this rock. To the tourist, however, this little sea faring town is a haven.

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