Edakkad: Muzhappilangad beach is the only drive-in beach in Kerala. With the ongoing summer vacation, the beach is witnessing huge rush. From now on, camel rides and horse rides await the visitors here. There are three camels and two horses ready for rides.
These animals are taken care by the Madhya Pradesh natives. The cost of 200m ride for an adult is Rs 100 while for children it is Rs 50.
Jagan Govind, one of the caretaker said that these animals will be here on the beach for one month.
Crowd flocks the beach during evenings. With the scorching summer, most of the visitors prefer to enter into water. People also prefer driving on the beach. Another attraction here is the football matches. Childrens’ football game is held in the water.
However, lack of safety and security measures at the beach increases chances of accidents. It is difficult for life guards to reach all areas of the extensive beach. Their demand for a vehicle has not been approved by the authorities yet.
Drunken people fighting with the life guards is a usual sight here. Some youth manhandled a life guard the other day.