beach came into historic books 500 years ago, when Vasco da Gama landed on
its shores, thus discovering a sea route to India. A pillar with inscription
"Vasco Da Gama landed here, Kappakkadavau in the year 1498" stands
on the beach. The beach here is very calm with a stretch of rocks projecting
into the sea.
The best route to Kappad is along the backwaters. Kappad finds mention in
history and geography texts as the gateway to the Malabar coast. The
rock-studded beach is locally known as Kappakadavu. An interesting feature
of the landscape is the sprawling rock that protrudes into the sea. The
temple on the rock is believed to be 800 years old. The sea here is placid
and seemingly untouched by history or time.
Un-spoilt and un-crowded, the picturesque beach of Kappad offers a
bewitching experience. Whatever you do, wherever you go, you're sure to have
buckets of fun on Kappad beach.