Alappuzha beach is a popular relaxation spot in the district of Alappuzha
, called 'Venice of the East' for being blessed with numerous lagoons, backwaters, lakes and other waterways. The 140-year-old dock which extends into the sea is the main attraction in the beach. It is the home to much animal and bird life.
Adjacent to the beach there is the Vijaya Beach Park, with various entertainment facilities. The fascinating old lighthouse near the beach is also a popular sight.