Beaches and Island
2 - 3 Hours
Children's play area
Cherai Beach is located in Paravur Taluk, Kerala, Cherai Beach is situated just 25 km from Kochi, and 30 km from Cochin International Airport. The nearest towns are North Paravur 6 km and Kodungallur 10 km and the nearest railway station is Aluva 20 km. Cherai Beach is an excellent place that has plenty of sun, sand, and water. It has only recently come into the limelight. Cherai is a village on Vypeen Island which is part of Ernakulam district. stands surrounded by tall coconut trees and green paddy fields. Cherai beach is the golden beach of Kerala and is also famous by the name of 'Princess of the Queen of the Arabian Sea'. The main beach area has been newly added with the 400 meters long walkway. The high mask lamps along the edges of the walkway make the Cherai beach enjoyable even during the night. Apart from that, the beach is also well known for its fresh & delicious seafood. Occasionally, people also see dolphins in the water. Cherai Beach is rightly considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. It is a beautiful combination of sea and backwaters rimmed by lush green coconut palms and paddy fields. There is also a park for children on the beach. Tourists and visitors can also ride the water-scooter and speedboats, which are available here on rent. There are also a number of lodges and hotels in this area where you can put up. Generally, there is a lot of rush on the beach during the holidays.
A narrow island strip stretching some 40 km, Vypeen has backwaters to the east and the Arabian Sea to the west. Cherai is accessible both by road and waterway. With the construction of three bridges, the distance by road to Vypeen is considerably reduced. Caressed by both the sea and the backwaters Cherai presents a unique environment. Cherai beach that lines the village of Cherai along the Arabian Sea extends 8 km. Not exposed to much tourist influx till recently, Cherai is less commercialised than Kovalam or Varkala. The development is chiefly concentrated near the 400-metre walkway. There are a number of hotels and shops here and the beach has a tranquil atmosphere. The golden sands and the shallow waters make it safe for swimmers. Dolphins can be spotted here occasionally. Land inward is all pastoral with paddy fields and coconut palms. The road leading to Cherai runs some way along the backwaters offering view of rows of Chinese nets.
- If you do want to explore Cherai beach, go beyond the typical touristy center near the parking lot. Go left, for a peaceful, clean beach, and right, for access to beach cafes etc, with people, but not as many as near the parking lot.
- If you don't want to walk from Cherai to Cherai Beach, a rickshaw should cost 40 / 50 rupees.
- Carry sunglasses, water, and sunblock etc.
|January to December|
|Monday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Tuesday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Wednesday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Thursday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Friday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Saturday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 AM - 11:59 PM|
Things to carry
First aid kit
Things Not Allowed