Beaches play an important role in the development of tourism in Kerala. As it is a coastal state, there are many scenic beaches around. Snehatheeram beach is one among them. It is located at Thalikulam, Thrissur. It takes a one-hour drive from Thrissur city. It is an extension of Vadanappally beach. It is a perfect place to spend an evening with family and friends.
This is a well-maintained beach with natural ambiance. There is a colorful garden with a lot of flowers which makes the beach so attractive. Besides, there is an aquarium with a variety of marine species.
Tiled walkway with seating is an attraction here. Adjoining the walkway, rocks are beautifully laid down touching the great Arabian Sea. Sitting on the rocks we get a stunning view of the ocean and views of small fishing boats and giant vessels floating on the water. We cannot express in words the charm of the mighty waves.
Visitors can enjoy playing in the salty water on the other part of the beach where there is no water break. The youngsters choose a long walk through the sandy seashore with friends or partners.
There is a play area for children under 12 years of age. There are so many slides and swings in the park. The ticket rates are so reasonable, Rs. 10 for adults and Rs. 5 for children. Adults can sit and relax in the lush green garden, while children enjoy their rides in the park. There are sufficient sitting places inside the park. Kerala Tourism Department has awarded this fun park as the best beach park. It was rebuilt after the disastrous tsunami that happened in 2004.
As it is a very neatly maintained place, kids can spend time playing in the sand. They can make a sand castle or play with a bucket and toy spade. When compared to other beaches it has clean surroundings so that we can allow the kids to play freely. We can buy various kinds of kites for children from kite sellers roaming around. They can have a fun time running here and there with kites as a gentle breeze blows always on the beach.
Weekends used to be a bit crowded. It will be a memorable experience to watch the majestic view of the sunset if we wait until evening. Foreigners choose to have a sunbath. Swimming is also possible until 6 in the evening. The government has entrusted coastguards for the safety of the tourists. They whistle and roam around watching whether anybody goes to the restricted area.
Usually, local and foreign tourists visit this beach because of its uniqueness. So many resorts with ayurvedic spa located nearby and they offer luxury with naturality. Restaurants which provide delicious seafood are also located in this area. Other facilities are washroom facilities, dressing room, pay parking, and snack shops.
The word ‘snehatheeram’ means love shore. As the name indicates the place is lovers-friendly. It is famous for beach festivals. There used to be an annual beach fest which will be the ideal time to visit. Seafood they provide during these festivals is awesome. Considering the above-mentioned features, we can say that it will be a great place for an enjoyable day out.
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is about 60 km away. The nearest railway station is Thrissur Railway station which is about 22 km away.