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Payyoli Beach

Payyoli Beach is located in Payyoli village in the north of the Malabar Coast of Kozhikode district in Kerala State of India. India’s renowned athlete, P.T Usha was born in Payyoli and was also coined as the Payyoli Express. The beach has silver sand and the shore is filled with palm grooves. Shallow sea water of the Payyoli beach, makes it ideal for performing the eclectic water sports and swimming activities. Vast stretches of the lands offers a magnificent sight and therefore, this place is famous among the tourists. Thikkodi light house which was build for the shipwreck is an additional sight. Payyoli is also shelter to the Nature Conservation Centre, ‘Theeram’, which was set up by the neighborhood fisher folk, to protect the endangered species of the Olive Ridley turtles. Visitors are sure to grab a sight of numerous turtles approaching the seashore to lay their eggs. Visitors are sure to see a number of the turtles coming to the seashore to lay their precious eggs in the month of November and December. To the north of Payyoli, at a distance of one and a half kilometer, is the River Moorad meant for bird watcher’s delight.


  • 35 km from the Kozhikode city
  • 2 km away from Payyoli Bus Stand
  • 70 km away from Calicut International Airport

How to Reach

By Air

The Calicut International Airport is at a distance of 23 km from Kozhikode town. Tourist cab charges approximately Rs 400 to travel from the airport to the town.

By Rail

The Kozhikode’s railway station is well connected to all the major cities of the state. Transport facility is made easily available from the railhead to get to a particular destination.

By Road

There are several bus services operating from major cities like not only Kochi, Mangalore, and Thiruvananthapuram, but also Chennai, Bangalore, and Coimbatore to reach to Kozhikode. Kozhikode has cheaper and excellent services for buses. KSRTC buses frequently swing to the city from several areas of the state.

By Water

Boats from Kozhikode, Cochin, Mangalore and Changanacherry are available.


The district usually has a humid climate along with a tremendous hot climate taking over from the month of March to the May. The rains are experienced during the South West Monsoon, which starts in the commencement of June and continues up to the month of September. The North East Monsoon starts from the mid of the month of October and continues till November ends. The average mean rainfall measured is 3266 mm. The ideal weather is witnessed towards year end, i.e. in the month of December and January. During this period, the place is blessed with the clear skies, and the crisp air. The maximum temperature tracked was 39.4 °C in March 1975 while the minimum was 14 °C tracked on 26 December 1975.

Beach Attractions

The beach emerges as the perfect combination of the peacefulness as well as the adventure moments. Visitors those who are keen on indulging into a relaxed evening can enjoy the glimpse and feel of the dazzling white sand while the ones those who are more attracted towards water sports, can participate in various water sports like rafting, parasailing etc. Apart from this, visitors can also witness a common sight of people enjoying sports like tennis, cycling and football, while some other dancing and singing on the tunes of barbeque.

Nearby Attractions

Maha Ganpati Temple and Shiv Temple

Evening prayers and the everyday rituals revitalize the body and souls making one enchant the rhymes of cultures and traditions. Ceremonial dances and reciting of mythological stories gives a pious touch of serenity.

Sacred Heart Church

The old foundation is crowded with many visitors, both from the closer and far away vicinities. Hymns and prayers are recited everyday with the exploration of cultural norms.

Kunjali Marrakar Meuseum

The place depicts the stories of great valor and pride of the Zamorins.


Plenty of shops near the beach side gives offer the ultimate shopping experience at affordable prices. Knitted fabric, coconuts oil etc are some of the specialties of the place.

Food Corners

The ingredients blended with culinary art demonstrate the fables of ancient times. Several food joints and restaurants are majorly seen. The renowned Payyoli Kozi Parichattu especially of Gracy Green restaurant is a gift for food connoisseurs.  Experience the taste you can never forget.