Twenty-six km by road from Ernakulam, Cherai Seashore is an outstanding place that has prosperity of sun, sand and water. It has come into the limelight very recently. Cherai is a village on Vypeen Island which is part of Ernakulam. A thin island strip stretching over 40 km, Vypeen featuring backwaters to the east and Arabian Sea to the west. Cherai can be easily accessed both by waterway and road. The distance by road to Vypeen is considerably reduced with the construction of three bridges.
Caressed by both the sea and the backwaters Cherai presents a unique environment. Cherai seashore that lines the village of Cherai along the Arabian Sea extends 8 km. Not exposed too much tourist influx till recently, Cherai is less exposed than Varkala or Kovalam. The development is primarily concentrated near the 400-metre causeway. There are a number of hotels and shops nearby and the seashore has a serene atmosphere. The golden sands and shallow water make it safe for the tourists. Dolphins are occasionally spotted over this water source. Land inward is all idyllic with coconut palms and paddy fields. The road leading to Cherai runs along the backwaters offering view of rows of Chinese nets.