Meenkunnu Beach is located at the North Kerala village of Azhikode, 12 kilometers away from Kannur town. Tourists reach here after spending time at the main beach at Payymbalam are happy to discover their preferred choice of escape – a beautiful beach of golden sands tucked behind the thick line up of tall palms. The place has a slow pace. It is an area of fishing hamlets. It is interesting to watch people doing different types of fishing and catching fish right at the beach.
This beach is indeed a refreshing choice for those who find Payyambalam beach a bit touristy and crowded. Meenkunnu beach is 10 kilometers north of Payyambalm along the same stretch of shoreline. Meenkunnu means hill of fish, in local vernacular, indicating the strong fishing tradition of beach side villages. Other than fishing folk, you may find very few people on the beach. That makes here the perfect spot to forget the worries of the world. The cliff on top of this beach is a good view point. However, if you happen to arrive there in a vehicle, there is a better entry point to the beach. To get there, return and take the road to the north. At this remote place, a new world is ready for a gentle takeover of your universe – a world of coconuts where the order of the sands is shells, fish, tiny crabs, pebbles and bubbles.