Ideal option for seclusion seekers and honeymooning couples, Kappil beach in Kasargod offers peaceful memorable experiences. Located at a distance of just 6 km from the popular Bekal fort, this beach is a wonderful backwater-beach destination, which still is unexplored. The sun-kissed beach with clean golden sand, bewitching Arabian Sea and lush casuarina groves are all alluring. To admire a panoramic view of the beach, climb up the Kodi cliff.
Tourists can enjoy long leisure walk or simply lie down on the beach listening the sound of the waves. One can also plan a picnic with the loved ones at this peaceful beach. Partake in the activities of your interest. Soak in the serenity and tranquility spread all around.
Activities at Kappil beach
One of the best things to do at Kappil beach is a backwater ride or simply boat ride. You can rent a medium-sized or small-sized boats that offer backwater tours to the tourists. You can also walk up to Varkala cliff, treating your eyes to the wonderful scenery all around you. Trekking up the Kodi cliff is also quite popular.
Shopping is another popular activity here. There are a number of shops near the beach selling clothes, accessories and other interesting knick-knacks at reasonable prices. You can also savor sumptuous food at the eating joints and beach shacks.
Tourist Attractions in and around Kappil Beach
If you wish to have some seclusion and peace, away from the hustle-bustle of the city life, visiting this beach is perfect. Sightseeing at Kappil beach includes:
Bekal Fort - One of the largest forts and best-preserved forts in Kerala, Bekal fort is placed near the headland. This old fort with an amazing architecture attracts a huge number of tourists from all across the world.
Kodi Cliff - It is one of the best view-points to savor nice views of the Arabian Sea. The open blue colored sky and endless stretch simply look magical from up there.
Palakkunnu Temple - A popular temple that is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. Known for its elaborate rituals and ceremonies, the temple also has other idols like Dhandan Devan, Elaya Bhagavathi (Saraswathi), Ghantakarnan, Mootha Bhagavathi (Durga), and Vishnumoorthi.
Thenmala Eco Tourism Centre, Varkala Beach, and Vizhinjam Harbour are some of the other nearby attractions.
Best Time to Visit - October and March
How to Reach
Nearest railway station: Kasaragod railway station (14 km).
Nearest airport: Mangalore airport (50 km), Calicut International Airport (200 km).