Thangassery Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Kerala. The picturesque white sandy beaches dotted with palm tress draw a huge number of tourists to Thangassery, every year.
Location of Thangassery Beach:
Thangassery Beach is located 5 km from Kollam. It is easily accessible from all parts of Kerala.
How to reach Thangassery Beach:
Thangassery Beach is well connected by an efficient transport network. Trivandrum is the nearest airport. It is located 71 km from Thangassery. Kollam Railway Station is the nearest railway station, situated 5km away from the beach. Thangassery is well connected by road to the rest of Kerala.
History of Thangassery Beach:
Thangassery Beach is essentially a part of the small town Thangassery. It was a Portuguese colony, and then a Dutch colony. Finally, Thangassery came under the English dominion.
Thangassery has some 18th century churches which are worth a visit.
Major Tourist Attractions in and around Thangassery Beach:
Thangassery Lighthouse and Thangasseri Fort are two of the major tourist attractions close to Thangassery Beach.
Thangassery Lighthouse on the seashore is used for guiding lost fishermen and navigators in the sea. It was built in the year 1902. The light house is 144 feet tall. Thangassery Lighthouse is open for public visits from 5.30-7.30 pm in the evening. Thangassery Fort is another major tourist attraction. It has the ruins of a few Portuguese and Dutch Forts of the bygone ages.
Popular Activities on Thangassery Beach:
You can take part in a number of recreational activities on Thangassery Beach, which includes, scuba driving, surfing, parasailing, catamaran riding, speed boat riding, swimming, and deep sea fishing. Sunbathing is a popular pass time activity on the Kerala beach, both among local and international tourists. You can also buy gift items, jewelry, or decorative articles made of sea shells, coconut shell, coir, wood, and bamboo from the local vendors.