Valapattanam Beach, situated about 7 km from Kannur town, is one of the most natural and beautiful beaches of Kerala. A perfect vacation spot for nature lovers and those loving to spend quality time in the laps of nature, the beach is a shipping harbor and a giant in timber industry. Valapattanam, derived from "Valya Pattanam" which means "big town" in Malayalam, is exactly what, if it is to be believed, history narrates. Legend has it that this was the place where King Solomon's ship anchored to collect timber to build the "Temple of the Lord". The largest wood-based industry in Southeast Asia, the timber industry here flourishes on the rich forest resources of the district, namely, teak, iruli, elavu, sandalwood, and karimurukku. Watching the traditional mode of timber transportation - by tying long pieces of timber together and letting them float down into the stream, is a fascinating experience in itself. The beautiful fishing harbor provides some magnificent views to capture.
Apart from the gorgeous beach, Valapattanam has some other tourist attractions to keep the visitors hooked to this destination. Kalarivathukkal Temple and Kakkulangara Mosque sited within walking distance of each other, present a perfect picture of communal harmony. On the banks of River Valapattanam is the famous Muthappan Temple, another addition to the "famous places to see" while visiting this town. To add on to your enthusiasm and excitement, tourists can engage themselves in strolling around to sight other cash crop plantations of Kerala, like tea, coffee, rubber, tobacco, and cashew nuts. The nearest railway station from Valapattanam Beach is Kannur; at a distance of 7 km, while the closest airport is Kozhikode International Airport, about 93 km from Kannur.
The Valapattanam beach is located in the Kannur district of Kerala.