Alleppey offers up the best of both worlds: along with uniquely picturesque backwaters, Alleppey Beach is a striking natural and historical landmark. Climb up the ancient lighthouse for panoramic views of this beautiful stretch of sand, or walk along a 137-year-old pier that still juts steadfastly out to sea.  Many reminders of the traditionally maritime lifestyle of the area still live out their days at Alleppey Beach, from traditional boats to coir products.