We visited this beach after our houseboat cruise and it was only a whistle stop visit.
The first appearance was how clean and tropical the beach looked :-) amazing!
There were fisherman working their craft on the area just in front of the car park / road. I guess they found the lack of toilet facilities not a problem as they simply had a crap on the beach! Yes this was the downside to the beach, very so often it was littered with crap. Not pleasant.
However a little stroll up the beach proved to be wonderful. Very clean and very tranquil.
Lots of little crabs scurrying in and out of the burrows on the sand.
There was a little shop selling refreshments at the entrance road and was reasonably priced.
Wish we could have had longer here as it was a lovely beach and much cleaner than those on offer in Kochi itslef, although Cherai was very nice too.
Worth a visit.