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Scenic, historic but not good for swimming.

A great location next to the ancient and historic Kollam Sea Port which has seen famous travellers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karena M
via mobile
Needs a good clean.

Good location to see the sunset but most of the beach (what isn't washed by the tide) is filthy and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris G
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good28%
  • Average33%
  • Poor8%
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“nice beach” (21 reviews)
“mahatma gandhi” (14 reviews)
“kite flying” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Beach Road, Kollam, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great location next to the ancient and historic Kollam Sea Port which has seen famous travellers and explorers such as Fa-Hien (China 337-422 AD), Marco Polo (1254-1324) and many more. Worth ignoring the rubbish & no swim for the history & ambience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good location to see the sunset but most of the beach (what isn't washed by the tide) is filthy and covered in litter.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Beach is one of the attractions in Kollam city. Compared to other beaches, it is very nearby to city. But it is not a safer beach. One kids parks nearby to the beach is a attraction to the families. It is a crowded beach in...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

A good beach to spend your evening sunset in Kollam. Grab a bite with some street food. A kids park is just across too. Gets very crowded on weekends and holidays.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walking along the beach, but it is primarily a place for the locals, and doesn't really cater for tourists. It has got lots of litter strewn around the sands, which is not uncommon in India. Nice long stretch of sand though.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Great place to hangout. We went there in the evening the beach was clean and lots of people are chilling by the sea, enjoying the sea shore the view is just breathtaking.

Thank vaibhav s
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice to visit late afternoon, buy some roasted nits and mingle with locals. Not clean and no swimming as dangerous currents!

Thank jellemir
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

The place can be crowded especially during evenings. Good roads are there to this place and good parking available as well. The sea could be rough at times so be careful when you have small kids. Good place to spend quality time with family and...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Beach surrounding is good and well maintained. One cannot go deep into the waters, as it is very deep and not good for swimming. Just around 2 kms from the main Kollam bus station.

Thank Pramod M
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This beach is stretched quite long, with black sand. The place attraction is the fisherman's boats. I think the boats are used in many old Hindi movies and can be a photography location. Also there is a themed Kid's park. While strolling on the beach,...More

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Padma_12
March 21, 2016|
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Response from Aneesh J | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no boat services from Kollam to Trivandrum as the backwaters are not continuous. There are no chartered boats that will take you through the sea. Hence the answer is no. But there are boat services from Kollam... More
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NikeshRathod
February 3, 2015|
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Response from Padma_12 | Reviewed this property |
If you like authentic South Indian dishes, do go to Prashanthi Hotel, which is a walking distance from the Kollam beach.Its a budget hotel, with a good restaurant. Rooms are fairly large.( being amidst the town, noise level... More
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NikeshRathod
February 2, 2015|
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Response from OZSYD | Reviewed this property |
The best way to go there is to drive upto the boat house which takes about 30 minutes (15 km) and go on a boat ride to the beach through the backwater. If you feel like a beer, you can have it at the cafe right in the... More
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