Bekal is the largest and well preserved fort in Kerala lying along the Arabian Sea with key hole shape. The shallow beaches on either side of fort known as Bekal fort beach is developed in to an attractive beach location by Bekal Resorts Development Cooperation without disturbing the nature. The shallow beach provides an spectacular view of the 300 year old Fort. The three fourth of the fort is covered with water. The defense strategy used in the Fort is explicit such as zig zag entrances, trenches all around, holes in the wall which makes it a place to pause and explore.