One of the most charming and fascinating beaches of Kerala, Kappad Beach, locally known as Kappakadavu, is referred top as the gateway to the Malabar Coast in history and geography texts. It was Kappad Beach, 501 years ago, where the Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama sailed in and stepped into Kerala to write a new chapter in the maritime history. Furthermore, it was the spices and wealth of Malabar that first invited the Arabs to step into this exotic region. The Phoenicians, the Romans, the Greeks, the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the English followed next. Kappad has witnessed many such historical events in the past and today, only a little stone monument lies at the Kappad Beach to speak of its historical importance. This monument is a temple, believed to be 800 years old.
Besides its historical importance, the Kappad Beach is a haven to tourists, especially the seafaring tourists. The ideal route to Kappad and explore its undefiled beauty is along the backwaters. Unspoilt and calm, the scenic and beautiful backwaters of Kappad offer a bewitching experience to all oncoming visitors. A ride down the backwaters through the Korappuzha River lands you at the Kappad Beach, one of the most exotic and fantastic places in Kerala. The beach, studded with small and big rocks of all patterns and varieties, create an awe-inspiring vista, leaving you absolutely enthralled. The endearingly calm surroundings of the beach make an ideal spot to relax and unwind. The nearest railway station is Kozhikode, which is about 16 km from the beach, with the closest airport being Kozhikode International Airport at Karipur, about 23 away the town.
The Kappad beach is located in the Kozhikode district of Kerala.