Muzhappilangad: Exploring Kerala's only drive-in beach

With more than 550 kms of coastline, beaches are so much a part of our everyday lives. And ideally, when we think beaches, we think of sunsets, the waves lapping gently against our feet, fisher-folk drying their nets and their boats on the shores. But, Muzhappilangad beach in Kannur, is all this and much more. It is the only drive in beach in the state and there is just one word to sum up the experience – amazing. **Adrenalin rush**  A drive through the 4.5kms stretch of beach at Muzhappilangad will change your impression of a traditional beach. For one, it is a very peaceful beach, but it is for those who love adventure. For those people who love to drive and do not mind getting their vehicles wet. And once you experience it, you will love to race on the beach. However, it is ideal to stick to the shores and not get into further in the water if you are using your own vehicle. There are many who come here – from across the world to just do stunts on the beach. But they are professionals. You could harm yourself or your vehicle if you try to ape them. The sea water could corrode the metal parts – don't tell us we did not warn you. **For the family** At times, we get a feeling that there are more cars than people on Muzhappilangad beach. But that isn’t so all the time. There are places where you can just sit down and enjoy a quiet evening with your family. The sea is normally so peaceful here that you can just can walk into the ocean for a distance or play with your kids safely on the shores. **Beach tales** And there are birds – that come in droves during certain seasons. From far and wide. During this time, the beach wakes up to the song of the birds. If you love photography, ensure that you identify a place from where you can get that ideal sunset picture that could make you famous on instagram. The photo-ops are endless on this beach.

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