The history of Alappuzha dates back to about 150 years, during the establishment of British sovereign in India under the then viceroy Lord Curzon who made the beach a maritime gateway and thus came to being the modern settlement of Alappuzha. The Alappuzha Beach also known as Alleppey Beach is the connecting link between the canal netted backwaters and the Arabian Sea.
The Alappuzha Beach is a very beautiful beach covered with the spread of golden sand and jewelled by rocky boulders a serene spot to feel the refreshing sea breeze in the dawn and dusk of the day. The beach is the main tourist attraction of the colonial town of Alappuzha that outlines the coast with historical buildings and lanes of Gothic origin. The beach has a jetty for tourist to witness the orange sunrises and golden sunsets. Other attraction in the Alappuzha beach is offers an array of options for different sporting activities like the sea gliding, parasailing, surfing, motor boating, jet skiing and many more for the travellers to stay entertained and amazed. Camel ride on the beach is a traditional touring activity here. Other happening things along the beach is the hawkers' stall that sells a varied list of items and the sea food stalls offer some of the best lip smacking delicacies of Alappuzha.
The main sightseeing place in and near Alappuzha Beach is the century old Lighthouse built in gothic style. Another famous spot is a 137 years old Vijaya Natural Park that is established on colonial architecture with a lake and rich natural resources that makes it a great place to visit. Alappuzha has a great many attractions otherwise but the beach really takes the trophy with it scenic serenity.