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“good for people watching”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Alappuzha Beach

Alappuzha Beach
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Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Cruise
Colne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“good for people watching”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is a fairly uninspiring stretch of beach, about a 10 minute ride from the town. It is very popular with indian tourists particularly at weekends so it is great for people watching. There are a few shops selling beach toys, hats etc, a couple of resturants and one bar where you can get a cold beer but not a cocktail. You can get a camel ride on the beach though.

Visited February 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Nice beach for a swim”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

One of the excellent but less talked about beaches of India. White sands, the expanse, nice waves- all would attract you to have a good swim there. However, not recommended during the hot seasons in India - during May-July - there is no shaded areas where you can relax. Only swimming possible.

Visited August 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Outside the tourist routes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Alappuza beach is, compared to the famous Kerala beaches, completely unknown. It does not have cliffs but there is a long stretch of sand, with a very rusty pier in the middle (it jused to be a coir port in the 1930's). There are a few good hotels and two-three heritage homes. The railway station is at a walking distance.So if you come there to take the backwater trip, I'd recommend staying at the beach instead of the very busy and noisy centre or the hotels in rim on the backwaters. The Alleppey beach is extremely quiet and normally empty. Local people come there for the weekend so then you can see other people, too. Of course even in emptiest places in India, you will always meet people, but not in excess.

Visited March 2013
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London
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“went on a camel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

the beach is pretty clean for Indian standards, quite touristy (Indian tourists at this time of year) has some serious breakers and undertow so swimming doesnt seem like the best idea.. but there was a camel ride so being a douche I went on the camel yesterday and have to say I have ridden more exciting carpets when pretending to be a dog.

Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Waves were strong”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Be very careful, do NOT swim. Waves are very strong, can easily pull you into the sea. Its clean. Not a lot of shelters, its pretty hot in the mornings, visit it in the evening.

Visited February 2013
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