Kilakarai Beach, Ramanathapuram
Kilakarai Beach is located in Kilakarai in Ramanathapuram District. It is one of the scenic beaches in Ramanathapuram District. Light house located near this beach adds a special aura to this beach. It is one of the favourite spot for Kilakarai people to spend their quality time. Kilakarai is an ancient coastal town and a port, located in the southern Tamilnadu. It was a flourishing sea port and a gateway to places as far as Madurai until the early 20th century.
The coastal line of Kilakarai is formed by series of small bays and finest coral reefs sheltering the town from the perils of the ocean. It was also called as "Kelikkarai", "Ninathaan mudithaan pattinam", "Sembi Nadu", "lebbat pattan" (pattan mentioned in voyages of Ibn Battuta& map displayed in Ibn Battuta Mall).