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Great view of the sea

The historic Mappila Bay can be viewed from St Angelo's Fort, or accessed by road. Today, this area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bijoy V
Bengaluru, India
A Natural harbour

It is a natural harbor situated in Ayikkara Kannur town. One side of the Bay is Fort St. Angelo... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sajeed K
Kollam, India
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Kannur, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The historic Mappila Bay can be viewed from St Angelo's Fort, or accessed by road. Today, this area is a fishing harbour. At sunset, the views of boats docked at the Bay can be quite pretty.

Thank Bijoy V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a natural harbor situated in Ayikkara Kannur town. One side of the Bay is Fort St. Angelo, built by the Portuguese in the 15th century and the other side is the Arakkal Palace. Great scenery

Thank Sajeed K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mappila bay is fishing harbour just few km from kannur city. It is situated atazhikkara. St.Angelo's fort,Arakkal palace are the nearby attractuions.It is perfect for visiting early morning as well as evenings

Thank RAJATH220
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Whatever your itinerary, Mapilla Bay is a must visit. I went here at the end of every day of my latest trip. The sea is so calm over here that I cannot imagine a more relaxing break. There is no beach that once can walk....More

Thank PrasRaj_BLR
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Mapplia Bay, once a port connecting Kannur coast with foreign countries is now a picnic spot and fishing harbor. The high wall from Kannur Fort separates the rough sea and the water is rather placid in the bay. The Arakkal Palace, Fort of St....More

Thank Jojijoseph2005
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Mappila Bay is a fishing harbor near St.Angelos Fort. You can see a lot of fishing vessels in all sizes both big and small. This was a commercial harbor during Kolathiris.

Thank Govindan60
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We were so fortunate to arrive at Mappila Bay just as the fishing boats were arriving with their mid-day catches. It was quite an exciting time to watch the fishermen trade their wares on the beach; they even had their weighing scales with them.

3  Thank Judith T
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Mappila Bay is a natural harbor situated in Ayikkara Kannur town. it is located in a touristy spot right next to Fort of St. Angelo (Kannur fort) and Arakkal Palace. A high wall extends into the sea from the adjacent Kannur Fort. It separates rough...More

5  Thank Sajeed K
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Walking around in your black shoes isn't recommendable in the chaotic fish market. Please sandals or chappals - wash them once you find a suitable place to get rid of the fishy smell. The bay is best viewed from the road built with concrete &...More

6  Thank KA461
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I loved this place. It will give you the full scenic view of the fisher mans warf. Its located at a scenic place for long exposure photography. near to the kannur fort its easily accessible. Good place to feel the arabian sea.

5  Thank Yoosafinpace
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