Kozhikode is known for its beaches. This is not surprising considering that city is nestled on the Arabian Sea coastline and boasts of a coastline that extends to approximately 15 kilometres. Located about 1.2 meters above sea level, the Kozhikode beach houses an old historic lighthouse, the Beach Hospital and the Beach Hotel. All of the monuments were constructed by the British who were known to spend most of their weekends relaxing in the beach.
The beach is also known for hosting the famous cultural festivity known as the ‘Malabar Mahotsavam’ when renowned artists from across the country come to the quiet city to perform. The festival ends with the famed fireworks which again are held at the beach. While at Kozhikode, one must not miss the sunset from the Kozhikode beach when the various colours of the water and the sun may be captured through the lenses.