Beaches in Kochi (Cochin)

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Beaches in Kochi (Cochin)

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  • Big Indian Tours
    Kochi (Cochin), India619 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cherai Beach is relatively small but offers a peaceful atmosphere, particularly in the early morning when crowds are minimal. It's a great spot for water activities and strolls. The beach entrance is well-maintained, thanks to the diligent efforts of the cleaning staff. While food options are limited, local vendors offer tasty treats like fried bananas and spicy fried chillies. The beach offers ample parking right by the shore, making it convenient for visitors. Access is easy via the adjacent road, although parts of the beach may require a bit of climbing due to barriers separating it from the road. Evenings tend to be busier, with visitors arriving by bus to enjoy the sunset and water activities.

    Lifeguards are present on the main beach, but caution is advised for those venturing further into the water. Cherai Beach is approximately 25 km from downtown Kochi and 20 km from Cochin International Airport. Spanning about 10 km along the coast, it's known for its gentle tides and occasional dolphin sightings. The beach also offers a unique view where the backwaters meet the sea.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Big Indian Tours
    Kochi (Cochin), India619 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Puthuvype Beach offers a serene escape from urban chaos, nestled in a tranquil location ideal for unwinding. Parking facilities and nearby snack shops enhance the visitor experience. Evenings are particularly enchanting, perfect for capturing memorable moments. However, the presence of shore waste and seaweed affects cleanliness and swimming opportunities. Limited amenities like snack huts and the absence of restrooms and changing rooms are notable drawbacks. The beach gets crowded during peak hours, diminishing its peaceful ambience. Yet, the sight of the majestic Puthuvype Lighthouse against the vast Arabian Sea backdrop is captivating. It's conveniently located near the beach, offering visitors the chance to ascend and enjoy panoramic views.

    The lighthouse is open daily from 10 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 6 PM, except on Mondays. The entry fee for Puthuvype Lighthouse is INR 10 for children, adults, senior citizens, and foreign citizens, with an additional INR 10 for photography.

    No entry ticket is required to enter the beach, making it accessible to all. The beach remains relatively uncommercialized and less crowded, suitable for family outings. Its flat terrain minimizes risks, however, the lack of lifeguards is a concern. and it's easily accessible via well-paved roads, just 10 km from Marine Drive.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India520 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This one is a less touristy and less crowded beach than the famous Cherai one. And that is probably its biggest blessing. We witness a peaceful sunset on a Saturday evening. There was hardly any crowd. Only handful food stalls available selling good tea and pazham pori (banana fritters) or fish fritters.
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Padmanabhangagan
    Chennai (Madras), India139 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    when compared to other beach not so attractive.
    marina beach and goa beaches this place is not good.

    i enjoyed travelling from Fort kochi to Vypin by ferry, and from Vypin to high court by Metro water.

    Stayed nearby hotel for 3 days - why i did not mentioned, where i stayed as it was not a good hotel and food was very costly. i have written an horrible experience review for the same hotel.

    you can visit Anantha bhavan resturant Veg very tasty and worth for money. 550 mtrs from Vaso Gama square.

    here Kerala tourism is available, just opposite to fort kochi metro water entrance.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • SR
    Ireland44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's nice place to visit with friends and families! Well built pathways for a leisurely stroll , views are great from everywhere. You can see many automated fishing nets.
    There is also water-sports available.
    Overall great place!
    Written 20 November 2021
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  • vibhuti
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yes!!!We spotted dolphins at this place.
    We visited this beach as puzhuvype beach was crowded at around 6p.m in the first week of June. It was drizzling so we sat down to relax. Suddenly we could spot dolphins at the surface very close to the beach.
    When asked locals, we got to know that dolphins are often seen here when it rains.
    It was a wonderful experience. :D
    Written 7 June 2019
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  • VNJaroor
    Aroor, India281 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good beach near to Kannamaly, in Kochi. Nice for visiting with family. Local shops are available, It is on the way from Kannamaly to Kandakadavu.
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,516 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a stretch of sandy beach here when the tide is low, but otherwise the sea reaches the promenade. Fishermen move into the water to put their nets into the side current. Sometimes they land their boats here.

    The view across the estuary is interesting as big containerships , but also smaller vessels sail by to reach the sea or the docks of Ernakulam. Most of the time there are tourists walking on the promenade (mind your step) and hawkers selling stuff.

    The city authorities do make an effort to keep the area clean. Early mornings workers are collecting garbage. Morning time is also the best time to visit. The earlier, the more quiet and peaceful.
    Written 7 March 2023
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