Mopila Bay (also known as Mappila Bay) is situated a few kilometers away from Kannur town at Ayikkara village. A natural harbor known for its beauty and historical significance, Mopila Bay is bordered with Fort St. Angelo on one side and Arakkal Palace on the other.
The harbor has a long history dating back to reign of the Kolathiri's and still holds the glory of the bygone era. It was an active commercial center of Kolathunadu and had established trade links with other neighboring countries. It is recommended that travelers cover the bay, Fort St. Angelo and Arakkal Palace in a day’s trip.
A wall from the fort protrudes into the sea, separating the sea from inland water and allowing the safe arrival and anchoring of boats. Travelers can enjoy boat trips along the bay, but it is highly advised to check the climatic conditions prior to the trip. Moppila bay was recently renovated as a local fishing hub under the Indo-Norwegian pact and has gained much popularity among tourists during recent times.