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Address: Velankanni, India

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Beach with a Cuisaine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Vinu C
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A request to all the tourist and visitors - please do not eat any fishes that are sold on the beach restaurants - they look tempting - my family was taken in an ambulance all unconscious - after 6 hours of eating the fishes, they are stale and old once which the fishermen could not sell , the masala looks... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Its the same every year and no improvements.dirt all over and church authorities are more concerned on commerce than cleanliness.i know its difficult to control the crowd yet can be a little organised and pick up dirt frequently so that it does not make the sands a garbage.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I visited velankanni a couple days ago and visited the beach as it is quite close to the church. A pathway from the church entrance leads to the beach and there are lot of small shops on either side of this pathway. I was appalled by the state of this beach. You will see a lot of rubbish strewn all... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The beach is 5 minute walk from the Churches. It is a normal Indian beach experience with hawkers selling eatables, firing guns at balloons, etc. The sea is generally rough so it is not advisable to swim in it. Not very clean place with the magnitude of people visiting Velankanni it is to be expected. The best part of the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very dirty beach with lot of hawkers trying to sell unsafe and unhygienic food. Crowded lane with cow dung all over

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Doha, Qatar
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Velankanni beach is famous as the Church of Our Lady of Health is located in the vicinity of the beach. Swimmers got to be cautious as I have noticed that the sea is generally rough. Beach is so crowded and not so tidy also. Generally, people who visit the church come to the beach for a short break.

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Kollam, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Beware if u r alone bcoz the security is not there on the beach to save from snatchers...as police is helpless

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