Cherai Beach

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Cherai Beach is of the finest beaches of the city. Located on the north end of the Vypeen Island, picturesque Cherai beach is a perfect blend of sea and waters. fishing nets on the waterfront and thick coconut groves add so much allure to this place. This enchanting beach is one of the must-see spots for tourists. The coastline of this Beach was 15 Km which is quite different from other coastlines of different Beaches. Swimming and sunbathing are some very popular activities that attract tourist so much to get away from the clamour of the city. Many locals and tourists are enjoying and relaxing on the sandy shores of the beach.

Popularly known as 'Princess of the Arabian Sea', Cherai Beach is just 30 Km away from Cochin. At this perfect relaxing destination, you'll find the high mask lamps along the walkway edges that make this place pleasurable during the night.

Cherai Beach also has a children park where you can spend some fun time with your family & kids. Visitors can ride speedboats and water-scooter, which are easily available on rent. You can find a large number of hotels and resorts around Cherai, which you can accommodate at a reasonable cost. Holidaying in Cherai is a real paradise for someone who wants to spend some quality time with their loved ones. Cherai tourism assures a wonderful beach holiday experience by providing a peaceful holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Cherai Beach is around 18 Km long is considered as the golden beach of Kerala. you can feel the warmth of the golden rays of sunset. The newly modified main beach with the walkway adds to the charm and the High mast lamp makes the beach serene even at night.



Things To Do At Cherai Beach

The main part of the Cherai Beach is the northern end of Cherai that is more fascinating than the actual beach. Backwaters are very close to the ocean and separated only by a sandy stretch of land. The 15 km long beach is very unique as it is very clean and perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing. On the beach, adventure enthusiasts can enjoy various water sports activities like water scooters, speed boats, snorkelling and canoe ride. If you are less interested in these water sports activities, you may choose to go for viewing dolphins frolicking in the sea. Bicycling through the villages is the excellent choice for exploring local area life and scenic beauty of the place. Hiring a bike on rent at the beautiful view of village life in Cherai is very refreshing and it gives a wonderful experience. Kite Flying is another very interesting activity to do in Cherai as locals are very fond of it. This activity is so popular among locals that there is an annual kite-flying festival celebrated every year with great joy.



Activities To Enjoy At Cherai Beach

The splendour of Cherai beach has to be experienced personally so that you would never want to miss a chance to visit this place again. If you love travelling you must have seen the magnificence of this place through the various beach photos. Tourists and locals can indulge in various activities here like.

  • You can enjoy swimming due to the shallow depth of the sea, which makes it safe for children as well. You could even try surfing in the clear water.
  • A satisfying evening walk on the beach walkway, witnessing exquisiteness of the sunset would be the best experience of the whole trip.
  • Cherai beach is one of the most amazing places to visit in Cochin if you are in search of the yummiest and best seafood. The local cuisine is something to die for and a must-try for all the foodies.



Best Resorts Near Cherai Beach

  • Cherai Beach Resort
  • Cherai Beach Residency
  • Club Mahindra Cherai Beach Resort
  • Sea Lagoon Health Resort
  • Amaravathy Beach Resort




  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Monday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Thursday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Friday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Saturday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Boat : The Cochin International Airport is located 20 km away from Cherai. Aluva is the nearest railhead, which is 23 km away from Cherai
  • By Train : Ernakulam Railway Station, which is 40 km away from Cherai. Buses are also available from Cochin. North Bus stop is 6 km away from Cherai.
  • By Bus : Buses are also available from Cochin. North Bus stop is 6 km away from Cherai.
  • By Ferry : You can also reach by taking the ferry to Vypeen Island, which is 22 km away from Cherai or by taking a long route from Edappally to North Paravur and from there you may take a bus to reach Cherai, which would take approx. 25 km.

Nearby Attractions to Visit Cherai Beach

  • Paddy Fields
  • Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple
  • Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple
  • Munambam reak Water Point & each
  • Munambam Fishing Harbour
  • Pallipuram Church
  • Pallipuram Fort
  • The Backwaters


Cherai Beach, Vypin, Kochi, Kerala

Rating & Reviews

Based on 5607 reviews
Very Good
Learning Life Uniquely
Learning Life Uniquely
08/05/2020 20:44
Amazing place... Would love to go again n again mostly
Santanu Majumder
Santanu Majumder
07/30/2020 21:57
not maintained by anyone abandoned please you can call, but not a crowded place lonely beach nice view
Siddhi Prajapati
Siddhi Prajapati
08/09/2020 21:22
Cherai beach is a less crowded beach and is a good place for exploring.
08/15/2020 12:25
It was fantastic.
Bishnu Hazarika
Bishnu Hazarika
07/29/2020 23:30
Nice place

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Though this picturesque retreat can be called as a year-round destination, October to March is considered as the best time to visit Cherai Beach in Kerala. During this period of the year, the beach experiences a moderate to chilly and chilly to moderate climate.
Arabian Sea is near Cherai Beach.
No, There isn’t. Make sure to take all the important things with you and be prepared.
Cab is the best way to reach the beach. Buses are also available from Cochin-North Paravur-Cherai. North Bus stop is 6 km away from Cherai. You can also reach by taking ferry to Vypeen Island, which is 22 km away from Cherai or by taking a long route from Edappally to North Paravur and from there you may take bus to reach Cherai, which would take approx. 25 km.
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