Kappil Beach

Northern Kerala

Isolated Kappil Beach, 6km north of Bekal, is a beautiful, lonely stretch of fine gold-hued sand with calm water, but beware of shifting sandbars. Autorickshaws from Bekal cost around ₹100.

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