Beaches of Kannur, Kerala  

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Payyambalam Beach is a beach in Kannur district of Kerala that attracts tourists and local people. It often finds mention in tourism related publications as a beautiful beach. It has now a garden close to it. The beach is just 2 km from Kannur town. A sculpture Mother and Child by Kanayi Kunhiraman is an attractive feature of the beach garden. A part of the garden is especially for children.

Baby Beach:
It is called so as it is smaller than its bigger neighborhood, Payyambalam Beach. The famous St. Angelo Fort is adjacent to it.

Meenkunnu Beach:
Situated at Azhikode, it is hardly a few kilometers from the town. The virgin beach is a tourist’s paradise with golden sand and surf.

Mopila Bay:
Situated near the St. Angelo’s Fort. The Kadalayi Fort and Sree Krishna Temple were quite famous. The remnants of the fort and the temple are still seen in Mopila Bay. A fishing harbour, built with Indo Norwegian project assistance, can be seen at this bay. Boating in the sea, if the weather permits, will be an unforgettable experience.

Kizhunna Ezhara Beach: 11 km from kannur, this beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in kerala.

Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach: A long clean beach, its enchanting ambiance invites you to swim, sunbathe or just lounge around. It is Kerala’s only drive-in beach and one could drive the entire length of 4 km. Muzhappilangad beach is situated about 5 km north of Thalassery and 15 km from Kannur. There is an unpaved road winding through coconut groves, leading to the beach. The beach is about 5 kilometers long and curves in a wide area providing a good view of Kannur beach on the north. To the South and about 200 metres away from the beach there is a beautiful island called the "Green Island" which adds to the allure of the beach. Such a conjunction of beach and island is rare.

Dharmadam Island: (100 metres away from the mainland at Dharmadam): The small 5 acre (20,000 m²) island covered with coconut palms and dense bushes is a beautiful sight from the Muzhappilangad beach. During low tide, one can just walk to the island from the beach. It is surrounded by rivers and seas. Permission is required to enter this privately owned island. Dharmadam, earlier known as Dharmapattanam was a Buddhist stronghold.