Tellicherry (or Thalassery) in Kunnar (Cannanore), Kerala, India has one of the best beaches I have seen anywhere. It is a 7 Km long drive-in beach. Yes you can actually drive on the beach as its sand is very firm. You could also walk into the sea for a long distance as the land drops very gently. I have once gone in for almost 200 mtrs without any difficulty. Of course this is not advisable at high tide time especially during rainy season. Sadly there is no place to change clothes on the beach which becomes a problem especially for women.