Table of Contents
- 5 Things That makes Muzhappilangad Beach the Best
- Places to visit around Muzzhapilangad Beach
- Best time to Visit Muzhappilangad Beach
- How to Reach Muzhappilangad Beach
Trekking, hitchhiking, camping are some of the most enticing things which make traveling one of the most sought out activities. While we surely love the adventure and thrill these above given activities give but how do you feel driving on a Golden beach. Yes, you read it right driving in the beach.
Muzhappilangad Beach in Kerala is the exciting place I am talking about. This beach is known as one of the longest drive-in the beach in the whole of India. Not only this but Muzhappilangad Beach is the only drive on the beach of Kerala. This uniqueness attracts thousands of visitors every year who love to play around this beach.
Just imagine driving right on the sandy shores of the beach with your loved ones. You see long never ending sea on a side and on top of that stunning sunrise or sunset views. The 4 km long shoreline is one of the most beautiful shorelines you will ever see. With this, you have a lot of water sports and adventure sports to try here.
Muzhappilangad Beach is best for those looking for a weekend holiday with a flavor of exoticness, adventure, fun, and excitement. So let’s explore what all to do at Muzzhapilangad beach.
5 Things That makes Muzhappilangad Beach the Best
Drive on the Sandy Shores
Imagine no traffic, no worries about turns and even no bumps, and that also near the vast sea. Pretty exciting huh. Yes, it is. The mesmerizing view of a long stretch of sandy shores and over which you are riding. Your tires are splashing over the water of the sea. Sea waves hit your car and with that the windy ride around the beach. This adventure is far more exciting rather than what I am explaining.
The 4 km long stretch runs parallel to NH 66 which makes the experience even more exciting. The serenity and beauty of this beach are unmatched. Drive over the shallow waters of the sea and enjoy the cool breeze of Muzzhapilangad Beach.
Sports and Adventure activities
You know there are many action packed water sports and adventure activities that are being conducted here in Muzzhapilangad Beach. You can indulge in activities like parasailing, paragliding, and trekking.
If you love boating around then there are rides like power boat, catamaran rides for you. You can easily lend these rides here. While if this is your first time trying out all these adventure activities than do not worry there are instructor who is ready to help you any time.
People from around Kerala and other nearby states come here especially for these adventure and watersport activities.
Go to the Hidden island
The adventure of Muzzhapilangad Beach is not just about its long drive in the beach but there is more to it. Just a few kilometers from Muzzhapilangad Beach is Dharmadam island. The Dharmadam island is known as a hidden place and not many people know about it. The private island gives you a royal feel like it is your little secret place.
Long walks and swimming
You don’t want to drive here no problem just take a long beach walk with your friends and loved ones. The scenic beach is perfect for those late evening walks where the sun has set but still you love to explore the beach more. At night the beach turns into a hub to eat and to socialize.
While you can go for swimming too. When the water currents are not high people go out for swimming and enjoy beautiful weather and sparkly blue water of Muzzhapilangad Beach.
Explore Food around Muzhappilangad Beach
Do not forget to try some tasty local food. The food here in Muzzhapilangad Beach has some mouthwatering delicacies if the Malabar cuisine. There are local shops all around the beach giving you all traditional and modern food.
Some of my favorites which you must try out here are fish dishes, prawn, and pomfrets. You will love the seafood here. You can also find authentic Malabar cuisine around the beach only.
Places to visit around Muzzhapilangad Beach
Muzzhapilangad Bagavathi temple
Visit the local temple of Sree Kurumba Bagavathi temple. While the temple is very ancient and there is no real creator in history but there is some evidence that the new structure( the current one) is 3.5 centuries old.
There is a rare and peculiar type of paintings. There are a lot of sculptures here and this temple is a highly sacred and revered temple. The main deity of the temple is Sree Badhrakali who emerged from the third eye of Lord Shiva.
Thalassery is a town which is just 12 km from Muzhappilangad Beach. Thalaserry was previously known as tellicherry. The town is one of the most beautiful towns around the Malabar coast.
You will see one of the most beautiful beaches, places, and people here. Thalaseery is a city of three C’s because of cricket, cake and circus. You can see just with the name how much excitement this town has.
Kannur is another city which is just 14 km from Muzhappilangad Beach. The coastal city is one of the ancient trading port of India. The city is famous for its rich cultural and historical heritage. You can see a very heavy European influence int eh city.
Places like St. Angelo fort, Payyambalam beach are some places which you must visit when in Kannur. With that, there are a lot of temples in the city which you must not miss when you visit Kannur.
Other nearby attractions which you must not miss when around the beach area
- Dharmadam Island
- Andalur Kaavu
- Thalasseri fort
- Arakkal Museum
Best time to Visit Muzhappilangad Beach
Late October to April is the best time to visit Muzhappilangad Beach. While you can visit the beach at any time of the year but the beach looks absolutely fantastic during these months. Breezy weather, ambient temperature, nice weather showcase the real charm of this beach.
In summers you can visit this beach but keep in mind of temperature rises to good 30s and humidity is very high at this time. This makes travelling a bit difficult and tiresome. While in monsoon as you know Kerala receives very high rainfall and showers.
While other parts of Kerala such as backwaters and valleys looks stunning in monsoon but not beaches. Very high current, cyclones some time, and heavy showers make monsoon a bad time to visit Muzhappilangad Beach in Monsoon.
How to Reach Muzhappilangad Beach
The nearest airport from Muzhappilangad Beach is Karipua International Airport. This International airport is very well connected to major Indian cities and international destinations as well. The Karipua International airport is around 100 km from here. You can easily find buses and taxis from the airport to reach the beach.
Kannur is the nearest big city from the Muzhappilangad Beach. The nearest railway station is also in Kannur only. The distance between Kannur railway station and the beach is 15 km. The railway station is well connected with major cities. From the Kannur, tourists can easily find a taxi and bus to reach the beach.
Muzhappilangad Beach is very well connected via road. The nearest 2 big cities are Kannur and Thalassery. Thalassery is 12 km via road and Kannur is around 14 km. You can find buses from many parts of India running for both of these cities in Kerala. You can then find the bus and taxis from these cities to reach the beach.
While if you are coming on your own then take NH 66 from Thiruvanthapuram to reach the beach. IT is a 465 km long journey and takes around 10 hours 30 minutes to complete. While Kozhikode is very near only around 80 km from here. IT takes only 2 hours 30 minutes from Kozhikode to reach the beach via NH 66.
Things to Know
- Entry fee is 40 for Cars
- Entry fee is 20 for bikes
- You can take even Tuk Tuk to ride along
- There is some undulation in the sand which acts as natural speed breakers so don’t drive harsh here or you will end up hurting yourself
- Ride at the time of Low tide
Other nearby attractions Which you should not miss in this trip
- Meenkunnu Beach
- Payyambalam beach
- Kannur Fort
- Kizuna Ezhara beach
- Sea View Park
- Mappila bay
- Parassinkkadavu Madappura
- Snake Park
- Kottiyoor Temple
- Thottada beach
- Pythal Mala.
So when are you taking this epic journey to this beautiful and exciting Muzhappilangad Beach? I am sure you will be in awe after experiencing such a beautiful and adventurous place. Do not forget to comment down below and tell me about your travel, experience, stay and activities which you enjoyed in this beautiful beach.
While you are here if you love adventure and travel around Kerala Then do check my blogs about Kerala tourism. I cover some of the most off beaten places of Kerala here.
If you love unexplored places than do check my series which is based on Unexplored places in India. I cover some of the most beautiful yet unexplored places here. From Forts, waterfalls, beaches, backwaters, trekking destinations, hill stations, ancient routes, lakes, and many other exciting places.