A blanket of golden sand, skirted by tranquil waters, Fort Kochi Beach is one of the best natural retreats in the city. Lined with swaying palms and dense bushes, it offers a picturesque view of the surroundings. The beach also holds appeal for adventure-lovers, who can indulge in sports like snorkelling, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, catamaran sailing and parasailing. Perhaps the best attraction of the beach is the spectacular view of sunsets one can get from here. Gaze in awe as the burning orb of the sun dips into the serene waters, painting the sky in a canvas of red and orange. The best time to visit the beach is during the Cochin Carnival that is organised on the eve of New Year. A mesmeric mosaic of activities like beach football, cycle racing, marathons, swimming, kayaking, boxing and floor art (kalam vara), the carnival is a delightful affair.

Tourists and locals alike flock to the beach for delectable seafood served at the various eateries nearby. The granite walkway, the Vasco da Gama Square and a lighthouse are some other attractions you can explore.