Kozhikode Beach

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Time Required
Two to three hours
No specific timings.
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Beach and sunset lovers.

Quick Info

With great historical significance, the Kozhikode Beach attracts thousands of travelers each year. It is famous for its sunset views as well as its old world charm. The Kozhikode Beach is one of the few beaches in India where you get an opportunity to spot cheerful dolphins. There is a towering lighthouse on the shore and two piers leading to the sea. The beach has been a well-known trading point for many centuries.

Rankings & Ratings

A beach with clear waters and majestic sunset views.
Editor's Rankings

#3 in 5 Things to Do in Calicut

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Kozhikode Beach offers magnificent sunset views and some great street food. The best part of the beach is its waters. They are crystal clear. The Dolphin's Point, Lion's Park, marine water aquarium and lighthouse are added attractions that make the beach worth a visit.


  • Great food at the shacks.
  • Pleasant environment during sunset
  • Clear waters and good walkways.
  • Easily accessible from the city.


  • You cannot expect complete cleanliness.
  • Gets a bit crowded in the evenings.
  • Parking place is not that good.
  • Only a few activities available.

Detailed Info

On his heroic sail to India, Vasco-da-Gama first set foot on the Kozhikode Beach. That one event was more than enough to make the beach popular for centuries to come. But the beach has a lot more history attached to it. It gave birth to the legendary Spice Route. Traders from Arabia and China used this beach as a trading point for many centuries. Only ruins of the dock they used can be seen at the beach today.

The Kozhikode Beach has a Dolphin's Point that you can walk up to. You can be sure to meet a few dolphins at that point. On the shores of the beach, you will see a century-old lighthouse which gives the beach its old world charm. You will also find two piers leading to the sea. The view of the sunset from the beach is simply majestic.

Children would love to visit Lions' Park and the marine water aquarium located close to the beach. The park and aquarium are open between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. The shacks at the Kozhikode beach sell fresh sea food. You can get good quality mussels.