Cherai Beach, Kerala

Around two dozen kilometers from the industrial district of Ernakulam and to the side of Vypeen Island lies every swimmer's paradise, Cherai Beach. It is a favorite haunt of those looking for a relaxing swim with the backdrop of coconut groves being the added incentive. It provides a wonderful view of the famous Chinese Fishing Nets or Cheena Vala well. The nearby shacks provide you with fresh cuisine that fills you up perfectly after a delightful swim.

The seashells found here are unique and one often runs into dolphins in this area. It is the ideal blend of both the backwaters and the sea. The area itself has seen many new resorts and hotels crop up, which has facilitated the increase in tourist activity. Today it is amongst the most visited beaches in Kerala with a view that make it near impossible to tear yourself away once you get there.

Touted as one of the best beaches in the state, Cherai beach is at a distance of only 30kms from the city of Cochin. Situated on the northern end of Vypin Island, Cherai beach, which is fondly called the "The Princess of the Arabian sea" extends to over 10 kilometers. The clean sandy beach that is comparatively uncrowded makes it a popular picnic spot for honeymoon couples and families alike. Cherai beach is famous for dolphin watching as well.

The calm and shallow waters make Cherai beach well cut for swimming and bathing. Enjoy a stroll along the sandy coast, indulge in a fun game of beach volleyball with your buddies, or do nothing but laze around and have fun.

The clear sky and the shallow waters make a perfect fun formula for you to indulge in the choicest beach activities. The shutterbugs can take a few snapshots for posterity that highlight the beauty of the finest moment when the sun plunges into the sea.