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Location
Bekal Beach Bekal Fort Beach is an alluring place that lies in Kasaragod district of Kerala. The place with its inviting beaches, rivers, hills and fort lies in the northern most region of Kerala. The beach lies near the famous Bekal Fort and some 18 kms from the Kasargod district. Mangalore and Kannur are well known regions around and are 49 kms and 93 kms, respectively, from the beach. The beach stands on the Western Coastal Line of India.

Beach Overview
The beach at Bekal is rather discontinuous and consists of a series of beaches. The popular ones include the Bekal Fort Beach and Kappil Beach. The beaches feature placid surf and the beach land is shallow, particularly near the famous fort. The beach here has been further beautified and at present exists as an excellent resort destination. Installed at the site are two splendid sculptures of Theyyam and a structure featuring the popular art work of Nilambur artisans. The structure is provided as a shed with rich mural adorning the walls.

The coastline is provided with well paved sidewalks that allows the exploration of the shoreline. There are lot of shells lining up the beach and a few food stalls. The beach is properly illuminated and the evening is made even more beautiful. There are available resting facilities at the beach, provided by the Bekal Resorts Development Corporation.

There is a children's park located nearby and the whole area is being developed by the BRDC to meet out the requirements of the tourists.

Beach Attractions
The shallow beaches at Bekal are the best the place has. The beach area has been developed as a great tourist spot and is the catch at Kasargod. Apart from the beach the single most attraction standing out is the Bekal Fort. The magnificent fort is the cynosure here and attracts tourists from far off places. There is a children's park located near the beach strip that provides enough amusement to the kids. The beach is also provided with a small garden and properly illuminated sidewalks. Apart from all this enjoy camping at Bekal Beach camp.

Best time to visit
The monsoons witness a good down pouring in and around the Bekal. That makes the ideal visiting time somewhere before monsoons. Summers are pleasant and not that harsh. The best time to visit the place as such would be between February and July. In winter months there is low visibility and as such it is recommended to schedule the visit for summer season.

Where to Stay
There are few resorts located near the beach land. However, good facilities are provided in the Bekal town. Some known places to stay at Bekal include:
PWD Guest House - Bekal, PWD Guest House - Kasargod, Gitanjali Heritage, Nalanda Resorts, Hotel City Tower, Enay Tourist Home, Palika Bhavan.

How to Reach
The railhead and long distance bus station are located in the Kasargod town, some 19 kms from the beach. There are regular bus and train services available for the region from many cities and towns like Mangalore, Kannur, Kochi, Thrissur, etc. By air one can avail the services of Bajpe Airport, located as Mangalore. The distance from the airport to Bekal is about 69 kms.
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Features : Featuring the speciality of Kerala, that is backwater destinations, the tour also provides for a full day leisure at Marari. The place features a great beach front in the state. The backwater destinations for which the package has been developed include Cochin, Periyar and Kumarakom. The events and activities covered in the tour package include boat cruises, beach activities and guided city tours. The package is ideal for the tourists who want to sit back and spend their vacations without much fuss, in Kerala.


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