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Bekal Beach – Kerala

Tropical beach in Bekal, Kerala, India

Bekal Beach – Kerala

Located in Kasaragod district is an extremely picturesque beach called Bekal Beach. This beautiful beach is known for its scenic landscape which includes the presence of beautiful palm trees. A fort was known as “Bekal Fort” is situated in close proximity to this beach. In addition, there are a group of 45 caves known as the Nityanandashram caves, a few mosques, and an Aqua Park that can also be found in close proximity to this beach. 

Read More: 10 Popular Beaches in South India

How to reach Bekal Beach:

Bekal Beach Map
  1. By train:

The closest station to this beach is located in Kasaragod at a distance of 16 km. The Kasaragod Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.

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  1. By road:

If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Mangalore, Kochi, Kannur, and Thrissur.

  1. Via Mangalore:

There is one route from Mangalore to Kasaragod, and it is via NH-66.

      2. Via Kochi:

There is one route from Kochi to Kasaragod, and it is via NH-66.

      3. Via Kannur:

There is one route from Kannur to Kasaragod, and it is via NH-66.

      4. Via Thrissur:

There is one route from Kannur to Kasaragod, and it is via NH-66.

  1. By air:

The closest airport to this beach is located in Mangalore at a distance of 50 km. The Mangalore Airport is well connected to major cities in the country.

Climate and the best time to visit Bekal Beach

The climate experienced at this beach during the summer months which begins March and ends in May with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 31 degree Celsius to a minimum of 23 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and ends in September is “heavy” with the average annual rainfall of 3581 mm being recorded. Meanwhile, the winter season which begins in December and ends in February is “pleasant” with the temperature ranging from a maximum 20 degree Celsius to a minimum of 12 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this Bekal Beach is from December to February.

Places To Visit Around Bekal Beach

There are couple of things/activities to do found in and around this beach. They are as follows

  1. Bekal Fort:

Located in close proximity to this beach is the Bekal Fort that covers an area of more than 40 acres. One of the unique features of this fort is the tunnels that are situated towards the south.

      2. Chandragiri Fort:

Situated at a distance of 10 km from this beach and elevated at an altitude of 183 meters above the sea level. This fort provides for magnificent views of the Chandragiri River and Arabian Sea.

      3. Ranipuram:

Located at a distance of 58 km from this beach is Ranipuram, an ideal picnic hotspot famous for monsoon forests, grasslands, and Shola woods. In addition, it also consists of large population of wild elephants and hence serves as a perfect spot for wildlife enthusiast.

      4. Vallyaparamba:

Vallyaparamba is a magnificent backwater stretch located at a distance of 19 km from this beach. This beautiful stretch of backwater comprises of four rivers that flows through land between the paddy fields and palm grooves.

Also Read: THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SURFING ON SOUTH INDIAN BEACHES

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