Flaunted as one of the excellent beaches in the state, Cherai beach is just at the distance of 30 km from the city of Cochin. Located on the north-end of the Vypeen Island in Kochi, a picturesque Cherai beach is a perfect blend of the sea and the backwaters. Dotted with seashells of several shapes and hues, this beach looks more beautiful with green groves and paddy field. Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront and thick coconut groves add charm to this place. This enchanting beach is one amidst the must-see spots for tourists. It has a coastline of 15 km, which makes it different from other beaches. Swimming and sunbathing are popular activities that make it a tempting option for someone to get away from the clamor of city life.There are many locals and tourists enjoying on the sandy shores of the beach.
Popular by the name of 'Princess of the Arabian Sea', it's a perfect destination for relaxation with the beachfront and picturesque view. At Cherai, you'll find the high mask lamps along the walkway edges that make this place pleasurable during the night. Other than this, there is a children park too on the beach where you can play and spend lovely moments with family & kids. Visitors can ride speedboats and water-scooter, which are available on rent. For lodgings, you can find a large number of hotels and resorts around Cherai, which you can accommodate at reasonable cost. Holidaying in Cherai is a real beach paradise for someone who wants to spend some quality time with their loved ones. Hence, Cherai tourism assures an awe-inspiring beach holiday experience by providing a peaceful holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Things to Do on Cherai Beach
The real charm of Cherai is not just the beach, but also the northern end of Cherai that is more fascinating from the main beach. Here, backwaters are very close to the ocean and separated only by sandy stretch of land. The 15 km long beach is very unique as it is very clean and perfect for sun bathing, swimming, and surfing. On the beach, adventure enthusiasts can enjoy various water sports activities like water scooters, speed boats, snorkeling and canoe ride. If you are less interested in these water sports activities, you may choose to go for viewing dolphins frolicking in the sea. Bicycling through the villages is the best choice for exploring local life and scenic beauty of the place. Hiring a bike on rent at Cherai is also very reasonable. Getting a beautiful view of village life in Cherai is very refreshing and it gives a wonderful experience. Kite Flying is other very interesting activity to do in Cherai as locals are really very fond of it. This activity is so popular that there is an annual kite flying festival celebrated every year with great joy.
Places to Visit in and around Cherai Beach
There are many places to visit in and around the Cherai each that include: Paddy Fields, Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple, Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple, Munambam Fising Harour, Pallipuram Church, Pallipuram fort.
Best Time to Visit Cherai Beach
October to March, For someone who wants to escape to the destination of beaches (Kerala), Cherai is the place where you get a pleasant ambience with plenty of bewitching spots. So, relish the beauty of beaches with the exhilarating trip to Cherai.
How to Reach Cherai Beach
The Cochin International Airport is located 20 km away from Cherai. Other nearest airports are Coimbatore (170 km) and Calicut (174 km).
Aluva is the nearest railhead, which is 23 km away from Cherai. Other is Ernakulam Railway Station, which is 40 km away from Cherai.
Buses are available from Cochin-North Paravur-Cherai. North Bus stop is 6 km away from Cherai. You can also reach by taking ferry to Vypeen Island, which is 22 km away from Cherai or by taking a long route from Edappally to North Paravur and from there you may take bus to reach Cherai, which would take approx. 25 km.