Kappil beach is a pristine holiday spot along the Malabar shore line, located about 15 kilometres south of Kasaragod town.
The beach has
captivating beauty that attracts tourists who are looking for a serene
location, to spend an evening, or even to settle for a few days of
relaxing beach holidays.
Nature has gifted the area with splendour.
The reddish tinge of the sandy beach looks elegant against
the backdrop of black rocks.
Long coconut palms appear slender over the slant of the shore side cliff.
Incessantly waving to the tune of sea breeze, they spread green magical shade over the distant coastline.
Calm emerald backwaters of the region flow into weary minds as a soothing delight.
The moderately shallow beach is suitable for swimming and sunbathing.
Locals visit here mainly during weekends as a part of a picnic or weekend getaway. Some arrive here during evenings, yet nowhere enough to make the place crowded. Other times it may be just you and you.... well, perhaps a few people more......:)
Since it offers solitude in plenty, Kappil has been attracting international tourists who seeking for a quiet, isolated and rejuvenating holiday spot. Some has even fallen in love with the place!
Bekal Fort, one of the premier tourist spots, sits on top of Bekal beach, 6 kilometres north along the same shore line. Similar to that of Bekal waters, Dolphins are occasionally sighted at Kappil too.
Kodi, as the beach side cliff is locally known, is huge enough to attain the status of a local trekking point. It attracts young enthusiasts, mostly from nearby areas. To them it is the most exciting part of their beach tour. The climb is worthwhile as one can enjoy Arabian Sea in all its majestic glory.
The best way to reach Kappil is from the nearest town of Kasaragod. Otherwise, you can conveniently combine Kappil beach holidays with a visit to Bekal.
There are several tourist accommodation places at Kasaragod town. Similarly, there are diverse stay options at Bekal as well.
Location : North Kerala
District : Kasaragod
Nearest towns : Kasaragod at 15 Kms
Bus Station : Kasaragod Bus Station at 15 Kms
Taxi/ Auto-rikshaw Hire : Kasaragod Town at 15 Kms
Railway Station : Kasaragod Railway Station at 15 Kms
Air port : Mangalore at 50 Kms
Food Options : Not much of food options near the beach. Several restaurants in Kasaragod town.
Accommodation Options : At Kasaragod town and near Bekal beach/fort
Best time to visit : September till May. Can be visited throughout the year, heavy monsoon rain (Jun-Aug) can spoil fun though.
Nearby Attractions : Bekal beach and fort,Ananthapuram Temple, Kottencheri Hills, Kanwatheertha Beach Resort,Nileswar, Valiyaparamba backwaters, Thejaswini River Rafting and Ranipuram.