Payambalam Beach, Kozhicode
(10 km south of Kozhikode) Located at the mouth of the Chaliyar rive, Beypore, one of the prominent ports and fishing harbours of ancient Kerala was an important trade and maritime centre. Ancient Beypore was much sought after by merchants from Western Asia, for its ship building industry. The boat building yard here is famous for the construction of the Uru, the traditional, Arabian trading vessel.
(16 km from Kozhikode) This is the historic beach where Vasco da Gama landed on the 27th of May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels. The rock studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea. The temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old.
(15 km from Kannur): Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep, making is shallow water a swimmer's paradise.
This is perhaps Kerala's only drive-n beach where you can drive down the entire length of 4 km.
The Ezhimala Beach
(50 km from Kannur): The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286 m height). A naval academy is being developed here.
The Payambalam Beach
(2 km from Kannur): This long, lovely beach is a local picnic spot.
The Kizhunna Ezhara Beach
(11 km from Kannur): This beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala.
The Dharmadam Island
(17 km from Kannur): The small 5 acre island covered with coconut palms and green bushes is a beautiful sight from the beach. Permission is required to enter this privately owned island (100 metres away from the mainland at Dharmadam ).