Kappad Beach is located at Kappad, about 16 km from Kozhikode. It is a historic beach where Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator landed on 27th May, 1498 with 170 men in three vessels. A monument has been built on the beach in memory of this historic event. The beach is very calm with a stretch of rocks projecting into the sea. There is an 800 year old temple on this rock. This beach is locally known as Kappakadavu.