A lovely beach bordering Vypeen Island ideal for swimming. Dolphins are occasionally seen here. A typical Kerala Village with paddy fields and Coconut groves nearby is an added attraction. The beach attracts thousand of Foreign tourists as well as Local tourists every year.
Cherai Beach is a beach in the Cherai village of Ernakulam district of Kerala, south India. Cherai is a part of Vypin Island. Cherai Beach is just 30 km from Kochi, the business capital of Kerala and 30 km from Cochin International Airport. The nearest town is North Paravur(6 km) and nearest railway station is Aluva (20 km). The 15 km of long golden beach is very clean, shallow, and attracts swimming and sunbathing. This is one of the few places where we can see the lagoon (poyil) and ocean separated only by a few hundreds of metres. One of the main events in this beach is the tourism fest during december. Best season to visit is all throughout the year barring the rainy season(june – october). Tourists can find beach resorts and cottages nearby the beach.
The beach is 30 KM from city accessible via Buses which pass through Cherai. From Cherai town by Auto Taxi. Cherai also some old historical monuments in the immediate vicinity. 5 kilometers short drive will take you pallipuram Fort, one of the first forts built in the state of Kerala by Europeans. At kottayil kovilakam, there is a Jewish synagogue, church, temple and mosque side by side in peace and harmony between communities within the same compound. Near the beach is a Subrahmanya Temple Gowreeswara founded by the Sree Narayana Guru, mystic and social reformer in the early 20 century. Here, the main attraction is “pooram” celebrated during january or February. In a wonderful presentation of greatness, 28 caparisoned elephants gathered here in this temple festival.