Sothavilai Beach


14.4/5(6 Ratings)

Sothavilai Beach Overview

Ranked 11 of 30 sightseeing in Kanyakumari

Sothavilai Beach or Chothavilai Beach of Kanyakumari is one of the prime beach destinations in the state of Tamil Nadu. Chothavilai Beach is situated at a distance of about 10 km from Kanyakumari town.

Sothavilai Beach is one of the longest natural beaches of South India. The beach is stretched for more than 4 km and it lie close to Sanguthurai Beach. The white sandy Sothavilai Beach has high sand dunes and clear blue sea that stretches up to a long distance.

The shallow waters of the sea make Sothavilai Beach an ideal place for swimming. There are resting cottages and a view tower at Sothavilai Beach.

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What travellers are saying about Sothavilai Beach

Experience scale
  • Excellent 2
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
  • Good 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Reviews and Ratings

Biswajit Chatterjee

Biswajit Chatterjee3.9/5

10 reviews

A nice beach around Kanyakumari

I liked the beach because of sea view. Beach does not have much sitting place or eating stalls nearby. Very good view of sunset from the beach. Beach is around 45 mins from CAPE.

Srikanth Chitturi

Srikanth Chitturi4.3/5

27 reviews

Clean beach with fantastic view

It is a good spot for a nature lovers. Fantastic view of sunrise and sunset. Cleanliness and hygiene is highly maintained. Various stalls are highly attracted.

Swateek Jena

Swateek Jena5.0/5

30 reviews

Peace and relaxation

A beautiful beach with low tourist footfall and you can have quality time to yourself. Take an auto, they charge 300-400 for a two way trip. Go in a group, that's best way to keep safe. We enjoyed through the afternoon until a lovely sunset, you can stay beyond to enjoy the moonlight too.
  • Peace and relaxation

John Felix

John Felix4.6/5

11 reviews

Peaceful beach

If you want to visit a place with good sand and peaceful. This is the best place to hang up. The beach was maintained so well and large beach with good fresh air.

Sindhuja Suyambu

Sindhuja Suyambu4.6/5

105 reviews

Wonderful Beach

Sothavilai beach is located nearly 10 km from Kanyakumari. Most tourist do not know this beach. But I recommend it as a must visit. Very clean and kids would really love it. It was less crowded. Nice beach to enjoy with family and friends during evening.

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Sothavilai Beach , Kanyakumari

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Swateek Jena

Less crowded beach