Payyambalam Beach (2 km from Kannur):
This beach is famous for its flat laterite cliffs that jut into the sea. The well-laid gardens and the massive landscaped sculpture of 'Mother and Child' make it extremely captivating.
Kizhunna Ezhara Beach (11 km from Kannur):
This beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala.
Meenkunnu Beach (12 km from Kannur):
Uncrowded, the beach is a tourists' paradise, with golden sand and surf.
Dharmadam Island (100 metres away from the mainland at Dharmadam):
The small 5 acre island covered with coconut palms and dense bushes is a beautiful sight from the beach.
Muzhapilangad Beach (15 km from Kannur and 8 km from Thalasseri):
Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep, making its shallow waters a swimmer's paradise. Perhaps this is Kerala's only drive-in beach where you can drive down the entire length of 4 km.
Pazhassi Dam (37 km east of Kannur):
An ideal retreat for tourists, the damsite is famous for its scenic beauty. The DTPC provides pleasure boating facilities at the reservoir. Accommodation is available at the Project Inspection Bungalow and its dormitories.
Ezhimala (55 km from Kannur):
The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286 m high). Carved stone pillars and an ancient burial chamber can be seen at the foot of the hills. The hills are noted for rare medicinal herbs. A Naval Academy is being developed here. Permission is required for entry.
Pythal Mala (65 km from Kannur town):
This enchanting hill station, situated 4,500 ft. above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a 6 km trek to the top of the hills.
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary (35 km from Thalassery):
Elephants, sloth bears, sambars, mouse deer etc. can be found in the 55 sq. km sanctuary. Other attractions: Nature trails, soft trekking, bamboo rafting, coracle boating, stay at tree houses in Pariputhodu and Bhoothamkallu, bathing in the stream at Memutty.