This long stretch of pearly sand beach is located near the airport. The beach is ideal for a quick dip or sunbathing.
Kovalam beach is only 16 kms away from the city. This unique and uncluttered beach of silvery sands fringed with rows of tall palms and a sheltered bay provides a wide choice of water sports.
Varkala is a seaside resort, as well as an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. The 2000-year-old Janardana Swamy Temple and the Nature Centre are the two main attractions here.