Cherai beach is located in the Cherai village of the Ernakulam district and it is 35 km away from Cochin. It is one of the most visited places by people touring the Southern parts of India. One of its unique feature is its 15 kms coastline, therefore it is very clear, shallow, ideal for swimming and sunbathing therefore very different from many of the beaches all over the world. It is situated very near to the main Kochi city which is an important commercial capital of Kerala. Cherai Beach is a very enticing option for even the residents of the place to get away from the momentarily life and the din city.
Cherai beach is known as the golden beach of Kerala and is also famously called 'Princess of the Queen of the Arabian Sea'. The beach also provides with fresh and delicious seafood. The 400 meters long walkway to the main beach has been newly added. At night, the high mask lamps along the edge of the walkway gives splendid look to the whole atmosphere.
Dolphins though are rare but may also be seen at times. Cherai beach is a beautiful combination of sea and backwaters which are rimmed by paddy fields and lush green coconut palms. A park for children is also there on the beach. Visitors and tourists can also take water-scooter and speedboats ride that are available on rent. Therefore it is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches that are located in Kerala. During the holidays people are very much inclined to visit this place. For this purpose a number of hotels and lodges as available.