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Valapattanam Beach

Valapattanam beach is located at a distance of about 7 Km from Kannur and possesses one of the finest and most astounding natural harbors in Kerala. As per the legends, the ships of King Solomon anchored here at this coast to collect the woods for building the Temple of the Lord.

Valapattanam is small town located on the bank of Valapattanam river and is known for its timber factories and wood based industries. The beaches in this town are astounding and give a tranquil experience to the visitors. The golden sand on the beach and clear water make it a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day in the lap of Mother Nature.


  • It is located at a distance of about 100 Km from the nearest airport which is in Kozhikode
  • It is located in the northern part of Kerala in the Kannur district, at a distance of about 7 Km from Kannur.
  • The nearest railways station to Valapattanam is Kannur which is located at a distance of approx 7 Km and which is connected with all the major cities of India.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport is in Kozhikode and it is located at a distance of about 100 Km from Valapattanam beach.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is at Kannur, situated at a distance of about 7 Km from Valapattanam.

By Road

Reaching Valapattanam by road is easy, as there are regular buses plying between Kannur and Valapattanam and Kannur is connected to other major cities through a well-developed road network.


The weather is pleasant all the year round but Valapattanam receives heavy rainfall throughout the year. However, the best season to visit the place is between October to March as winters are not cold here.

Beach Attractions

The beach is an ideal place for relaxation as it is covered with golden sands and greenish groves, which make it a spectacular place. The other attractions of the Valapattanam beach are its modern fishing harbor where one can see very rare and a wide variety of fish. Since, port is also located near to the beach, so you can also witness the old practice of wood and timber trading methods where woods are floated on the surface of water and are collected on the other end of the river, and it is quite interesting to see.

Nearby Attractions

Thalassery Fort

It is an ancient fort that was constructed in 1708. It is located at a distance of about 29 Km from Valapattanam beach and it used to be a military center for British.

Arakkal Ketu

It is located at a distance of about 10 Km from Valapattanam and it was the former Arakkal Ali Rajas residence, the one and only Muslim royal family in Kerala.

Madayi Para

The major attractions of Madayi Para include Vadukunnu temple, Madayi Kavu Temple, and a 12th century mosque built with white marble that was imported from Arabia by Malik Bib Dinar. Also, there is a dilapidated fort in Madayi Para which gives a fascinating view. It is believed that this fort was built by Tipu Sultan.


It is a small yet incredibly beautiful beach located at a distance of about 60 Km from Valapattanam.  There is a hill rock nearby to this beach and an ancient burial chamber and carved stone pillars can be seen at the foothill of this beach.  The hills on this beach are known for the rare medicinal herbs that grow here.


One can buy stuff made of wood and other local specialties at Valapattanam. Though, there are not very big shopping centers but the market of this town possesses ample of shops.

Food Corners

You can enjoy ethnic Kerala food and south Indian cuisines at Valapattanam.