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Address: Velankanni, India

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Not a clean beach

We did not step into the water as the beach was very dirty and so was the water. We did go to the beach but were not convinced to get in. Packed with too many shops.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We did not step into the water as the beach was very dirty and so was the water. We did go to the beach but were not convinced to get in. Packed with too many shops.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

surrounded by hawkers and lot of shops available for shopping a restaurant near to shore is worth to see and not to eat.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The beach attracts pilgrims, and the beach is in a sorry state.The local governing body and the tamilnadu government could spruce the condition and make it eco friendly.

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Nagapattinam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is good tourist place in tamilnadu, This beach is just opposite to Velankanni church. So many shops and eateries that sell all sea items. One would really tempted to buy something. The pathway to beach is narrow and over crowded, so is the beach. Otherwise all beaches are someway beautiful. Speciality is it is not affected by Tsunami.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Better not to visit if you are planning to visit Basilica of Our Lady in velankanni as athe beach will be always crowded and really a worst beach to visit.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This beach is just opposite to Velankanni church. So many shops and eateries that sell all sea items. One would really tempted to buy something. The pathway to beach is narrow and over crowded, so is the beach. Otherwise all beaches are someway beautiful. Speciality is it is not affected by Tsunami.

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Campanillas
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204 reviews 204 reviews
112 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The tsunami in 2004 killed hundreds of pilgrims on the beach, and presumably cleared a lot of the grass huts and temporary structures there. They are back, with all the squalid detritus that surrounds them, obscuring the beach itelf.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I visited this beach in the month of March 2015. The beach is very close to the church facing just the church. It is safe and a neat beach, The beach also have a number of shops from where you can taste the fresh catches of the sea. Fish Fry from the nearby shops along the beach side are recommended... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This beach is just walkable distance from the church. So everyone will be tempted to visit the beach and so me and my friend went. The beach is just ok. It's not clean. So I didn't went to the water. I was also not able to find a clock room. It was crowded also. The shops will charge you a... More 

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Angamaly, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beach is the only place you can spend your evening. It is not advised to take bath in the beach. It is not a good safe beach.

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