Kalkudah Bay Beach, just over the headland to the south, is the kind of fantasy beach that makes you want to chuck away your return air ticket and lounge forever under the palms. The easiest approach to this beach is now blocked by an army camp at the end of the Valaichchenai–Kalkudah road. To reach the sand, bypass the camp and use the partly rebuilt beach-access lane 800m further southwest.