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“A Unique Beach..if managed well.”
Review of Kollam Beach

Kollam Beach
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US$850.00*
and up
6-Night Private Kerala Tour from Kochi
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Kollam
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The Kollam Beach aka The Mahatma Gandhi Beach is approximately 850 meters long with golden sands that is a pleasure to walk on barefoot.
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the Weekends when there is a heavy rush of sightseers and families.
Cleanliness needs to be strictly adhered to if the beach has to live up to its name. The Kollam Corporation should implement a small entry fee to offset expenses in maintaining the beach.
This beach is a gift of nature and it should not be destroyed. Visitors can also enjoy the view from the park nearby or from the Beach Hotel which has a bar.
Small stalls and food courts dot the premises and brisk sales are carried out.
Littering is rampant and it's tough to control the litter bugs who have no qualms in throwing trash everywhere, as if it's not their problem. A classic example of 'killing the golden goose' for its egg.
An early morning walk down the beach devoid of the crowd is a rejuvenating experience.
Nature has gifted a wonderful beach to Kollam but if not managed prudently it's going to be washed away....by greed and ignorance.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank claffernis
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"nice beach"
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"crowded beach"
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"long beach"
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Nice plain beach. Always the life guards will ensure your security. Near to beach you can find a children's park those who are coming with small children they can enjoy the park too. If you are feeling hungry there are some options like roasted peanut, corn and ice creams available.the overall atmosphere is good to come with the family

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ajin R
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

As a Trivandrumite, I do miss Shanghumughom beach as it is no more open to people due to natural disasters on the beach.
Kollam beach is a worthy alternative for this.. long walks, large parking space, spectacular view, lighthouse at the zenith of the view.. just go and experience..
But the maintenance need to be improved.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hareesh_tvpm
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We did not venture into the water.. we just enjoyed the sea from a distance.. not like us usually.. but the waves were scarily strong for us to enter the sea..the beach is clean!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank karth0
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The beach is quite dirty sotry kovalam instead of kollam. As this beach is quite dirty and you also dnt have any activities to do here.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rinkal K
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