Boating within the bay area is pleasant. However, if you are venturing away from the bay to inner sea, make sure the weather conditions will stay favorable.
The placid coastal waters of the region can suddenly turn violent if weather conditions deteriorate.
In its great past, Mopila bay served as a port. For several centuries it linked Malabar to foreign countries.
Today hectic activity of a thriving fishing harbour has taken over the coastal spot.
After a period of decline caused by neglect Moppila bay bounced back to brisk activity as a regional fishing hub. A trade Pact signed between India and Norway opened doors to assistance. Much needed makeover thus saved the fishing harbour.
No doubt Mappila bay is a scenic area of tourism potential. Unfortunately, nowadays it is more of a fishing harbour than a sightseeing spot.
Comes after the beaches, this is a natural harbour separated from the Kannur or St. Angelo's Fort. The Arakkal Palace is another place to visit. Both of these are the evidences of Portuguese conquests but are now completely deserted. The Arakkal Palace belonged to the Ali Raja Royal family which is till now the only native royal family pf Kerala. The palace is still owned by the royal family and is now turned into a museum which is open to the public for a nominal entry fee. Other than that this place is also good for picnics and as a watch point from where you can enjoy awesome views.
The bay is located at Ayikkara, 3 kilometres from Kannur town. Reaching here from town is easy. The best option is to hire one of the Auto-Rickshaws whizzing around.
Burnacherry, Kannur, Kerala 670013