Kappil Beach, Kerala

Situated along the shoreline, the Kappil beach is situated around 15 km southward of the Kasaragod railway station. It is also 6 kilometers away from Bekal Fort and is thus even visited by tourists moving around the Kerala backwaters. It is connected to the Varkala beach on the northside through a narrow pathway. Being within walking distance, this coconut sand pathway along the shore is quite frequently visited as tourists wander along the beach enjoying the panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

The sunsets at the Kappil Beach are mesmerizing and is a popular attraction of the place. The reddish coconut and palm trees along with sandy beach look extremely stunning and people can't help but take multiple pictures of the surroundings so that they can capture every possible moment. The Kodi cliff is also a popular view-point located near the beach and is regularly visited by trekkers who climb the cliff to see the entire beach and the expansive Arabian sea.

The Palakkunnu Temple which has Goddess Bhagvathy as the chief deity is also situated near the Kappil beach. It also houses other shrines to deities like Dhandan Devan, Saraswati, Durga, Ghantakarna, and Vishnumoorthi. Especially the elaborate ceremonies and complex rituals of the temple are famous in the area. Other tourist spots near the beach are the Thenmala Eco-Tourism and Vizhinjam Harbour. Even shopping along the local shops is quite enjoyable. The shops sell clothes, accessories of the local design and the foods found in the shacks are quite fresh and tasty.

It is advised to visit the Kappil beach in between the months of October and March so that one can enjoy the clear skies devoid of any rainfall.

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