Nileshwar Beach

Northern Kerala

Around 18km southeast of Bekal, Nileshwar's gorgeous beach is a tranquil, palm-bordered expanse of blonde sand that fades into the hazy distance; there are a couple of lovely resorts here.

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Nearby Northern Kerala attractions

1. Bekal Beach

10.52 MILES

Overlooked by Bekal's majestic fort, the beachfront encompasses a grassy park and a long, beautiful stretch of gold-tinged sand that gets busy on weekends…

2. Bekal Fort

10.85 MILES

The huge laterite-brick Bekal Fort, built between 1645 and 1660, is the largest in Kerala and sits on Bekal’s rocky headland with fine views. It passed…

3. Kappil Beach

13.44 MILES

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…

4. Kerala Folklore Academy

28.87 MILES

At this traditional-arts training academy overlooking Chirakkal Pond, 6km north of Kannur, you can see vibrantly coloured folklore costumes in the museum…