Beypore Beach

Beypore one of the prominent ports and fishing harbors of ancient times in Kerala, located about 10 km south of Kozhikode town at the mouth of the Chaliyar River, is an ideal place for relaxation and unwinding yourself. The Beypore Beach has a bridge built nearly 2 km into the sea. It is actually made up of huge stones piled together for nearly 2 km making a pathway into the sea. Nearby attractions in Beypore include the fishing harbor, hardly a kilometer from the shipbuilding yard and Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, which is about 7 kms from Beypore. The Kadalundi estuary is considered as a birdwatchers paradise, due to the variety of local as well as migratory bird life.

Historically Beypore was one of the prominent ports and fishing harbors of ancient times in Kerala, Beypore Beach was once an important trade and maritime centre during the days of the early Arab and Chinese travelers and later the Europeans. Soon after its prominence as a port and trade centre, Beypore slowly began to flourish as a centre for shipbuilding, which was in great demand by merchants from Western Asia. The boat-building yard at Beypore is famous for its traditional construction of the Uru or the Arabian trading vessel. This tradition of shipbuilding is nearly 1,500 years old, and the craftsmanship of the workers here is exceptional. A visit to this historic place is a must in order to have a close look at some of the deft fingers and alert minds, measuring and fixing different parts of the ship to perfection.