Cherai beach is the perfect destination for those seeking a beach experience that does not
include crowds and vendors.
Located on one end of Vypeen island in Cochin district, around 26 km from Cochin(Ernakulam),
Cherai has the added advanteage of being flanked by the golden sands of the beach on one side and the palm fringed
backwaters on the other. Cherai Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala bordering the northern end of
Vypeen Island, is located about 26 km from Ernakulam city, Kochi.
The place is a unique combination of sea and backwaters rimmed by lush green coconut
palms and paddy fields. The backwaters are a combination of lakes, lagoons, canals and estuaries.
The 15 km long golden Beach is very clean, shallow and is ideal for swimming,
surfing and sunbathing. The Beach is
very safe and tourists of all age groups can enjoy the Beach alike.
The far end of the beach is lined with
Chinese fishing nets which is a beautiful sight by itself
Few beaches in Kerala can compare with the cleanliness and beauty of Cherai beach,
situated at a distance of 35 kms from Cochin. Affectionately called the princess of the Arabian Sea this 10 kilometer long beach is becoming the favourite destination of the tourists with each passing day.This beach also occupies the unique position of being the only beach where dolphins are sighted.
The tourism department has laid much emphasis on the development of this beach and has taken up the task of widening and beautifying it to suit the convenience of the tourists.
From the very ancient times Cherai had been known as the destination to enjoy the best of sea food delicacies to be watered down with the country liquor called Toddy. Cherai is easily accessible from every part of Kerala and can be reached by taking either a boat ride from High court Junction to Vypeen and from there to Cherai or the better option being to take the bus direct to Vypeen from Ernakulam city and from there to Cherai. Cherai is only a 40 minutes drive from Vypeen.