If you are tired of your friends pesteingr you for that Goa trip and instead want to have a quieter beach experience, you might want to check these calmer alternatives below.
Kumta is a small beach town in Karnataka with some of the most scenic and the quietest beaches you can stumble upon. Walk along the shores where people are sparse and your toes full with warm sand. Witness a brilliant sunset in seclusion and serenity at the Kumta beach.
How To Reach Kumta beach is located around 3 km from the main market of the town. The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport in Goa.
Best Time Winter months from December to February are ideal and balmy
Stay There are plenty of resorts that you can choose to stay in the town
This small coastal town, south of Thiruvananthapuram is dotted with serene beaches and is also home to Lighthouse Beach near the southern end. There is a viewing deck atop the lighthouse on the beach where you can watch the sea in absolute calm and quiet. Nearby places that you can visit after a day of chilling on the beach include Kovalam Art Gallery, Halcyon Castle, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple, and Valiyathura Pier.
How To Reach The nearest railway station is the Thiruvananthapuram railway station about 16 km away and the nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport which is 10 km away.
Best Time November to February
Stay Hotel Sea Face and Pappukutty Beach Resort are some budget options you can explore. Otherwise there is no dearth of luxury resorts lining the town.
The Ottinene beach in Karanataka&rsquos backwaters is a picturesque little corner of quiet paradise. The Byndoor river enters the Arabian Sea and the dazzling sunset slinks away into the waves which is a view worth experiencing.
How To Reach Ottinene beach 125 kms from the Mangaluru airport with the nearest railway station being Mookambika road Byndoor railway station, just 4 km away.
Best Time Throughout the year but the winter months are more pleasant to visit
Stay There are many homestays that you can check out along with resorts like Meraki Beach resort and Serenity by the Sea Beach resort.
Situated on the Malabar coast, the Kizhunna beach is one of the most scenic beaches of Kannur white clear waters and secluded, warm sands to walk on lined with thick trees and massive outcroppings of rocks.
How To Reach  This secluded beach is 11 km from Kannur railway station and the nearest airport is the Kannur International Airport
Best Time November to February
Stay Kizhunna Rocks, Bodhi Beach House Kannur
This peaceful beach is situated in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu and the crashing waves will match your excitement for a chill beach day. Distant and youthful, this is a great getaway for a group of friends.
How To Reach Some 12 km away, the Karaikal railway station is the nearest to the beach. The nearest airport to the beach is Tiruchirapalli international airport
Best Time Between November and March
Stay The Bungalow on the Beach, Neemrana&rsquos Coconut Alley
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