This beach is widely known for its length which is perhaps the largest in entire Kerala. The beach which is located in the Kannur district is pleasantly clean and allows safe waters for swimming. The particular feature of this beach that sets it apart from the other beaches is that it is the only drive in beach in entire Kerala.
Muzhappilangad beach enjoys the distinction of being the only drive-in-beach in Kerala. Probably among the best drive-in-beaches of the world, lengthy stretch of 4 kilometres can be driven with ease without any fear of getting stuck in sand.
As the initial reluctance wanes, venture into adventure begins! Some cannot resist splashing water with their vehicles, while others put speedos to a bit of a test. Another interesting feature of this coast line is the black rock formations. They take off the strength of the waves. Water splashes gently and enticingly around small clusters of rocks. This beach is a swimmers delight! Even with such an added advantage, swimming here is not the focus as most visitors opt for beach driving. You can lie on one of the rocks enjoying the vast expanse of blue unless chose to get a bit active with some swimming. You can also safely walk into the sea for several hundred meters. The beach curves in a wide area, from where visitors can get a good view of areas of the north.
Muzhappilangad beach (also written Muzhuppilangad beach), liked by locals and tourists, is one kilometre west of Kannur- Thalassery highway. Distance to the nearest town of Kannur is around 15 kilometres. Proceeding from Kannur towards Thalasseri, take the road to the right, past Moidu Bridge and ahead of the railway cross. Since it is a 7 km beach, there are multiple paths and entrances to the beach. The nearest railway station Thalasseri town at 8 kilometres. Even though there is a small railway station in the nearby village of Dharmadam, only a couple of local trains stop there. The nearest Karippur International Airport at Kozhikode (Calicut) is about 93 kilometres south.
District : Kannur
Nearest towns : Thalasseri at 6 Kms, Kannur at 15 Kms, Mahe at 17 Kms
Bus Station : Thalasseri Bus Station at 6 Kms
Taxi / Auto Rickshaw Hire : Thalasseri Town at 6 Kms
Railway Station : Thalasseri Railway Station at 8 Kms
Air port : Kozhikode Int’l Airport (CCJ)at 100 kms
Food Options : No food available on Island. Several restaurants in Kannur,Thalasseri and Mahe towns.
Accommodation Options : No accommodations near the beach. Hotels and lodges at Kannur and Thalasseri.
Best time to visit : October to May. Can be visited throughout the year although monsoon can spoil some fun.
Nearby Attractions : Dharmadam Island, Andalur Kaavu,Thalasseri fort, Arakkal Museum, Meenkunnu Beach, Kannur Fort, Mappila bay, Kannur town( shpopping & food), Payyambalam beach, Sea View Park, Vismaya, Parassinkkadavu Madappura, Snake Park, Kizunna Ezhara beach, Thottada beach, Kottiyoor Temple and Pythal Mala.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.