Muzhappilangad Beach is famous for the fact that you can drive your car along the beach and in the water. Out of a 5 km long beach there are four kilometers where you can drive along the sand. Whilst to me this sounds like a recipe for disaster it is apparently a lot of fun.
If you do drive onto this beach, make sure that you pay attention for your own and other’s safety. If you park too near the water, you may find your car stuck when you return. The sand is hard enough for driving, but you shouldn’t leave your car parked in one spot for too long.
At either end of the beach are a number of large black rocks that help protect the waters from waves, which makes bathing popular at this well-maintained beach. Theses rocks help make a great backdrop for Muzhappilangad Beach’s fabulous sunsets. At low tide it is possible to walk to the “hidden island”, Dharmadam Island. The name translates to “Green island” and this refers to the covering of coconut palms.
If you are looking for watersports, you will find parasailing, paragliding, power boating on offer, and you can take a ride on a catamaran. And when you get hungry there are plenty of options along the length of the beach serving Malabar Cuisine, which is delicious.
Surprisingly, given all the beach traffic, Muzhappilangad Beach is one of the best bird-watching spots in Kerala. A large number of migratory species visit the beach including rarities such as Caspian plovers and Pectoral sandpipers. There are also raptors such as sea eagles and kites.
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