Thangasseri beach is located 5 km from Kollam Nearest railway station: Kollam,Nearest airport: Trivandrum
Thangasseri was a Portuguese colony.
Scuba driving,Surfing,Parasailing catamaran riding,Speed boat riding,Sunbathing.
Thangasseri 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 Thangasseri, every year.
Location of Thangasseri Beach:
Thangasseri beach is located 5 km from Kollam. It is easily accessible from all parts of Kerala.
How to reach Thangasseri Beach:
Thangasseri beach is well connected by an efficient transport network. Trivandrum is the nearest airport. It is located 71 km from Thangasseri. Kollam Railway Station is the nearest railway station, situated 5km away from the beach. Thangasseri is well connected by road to the rest of Kerala.
History of Thangasseri Beach:
Thangasseri beach is essentially a part of the small town Thangasseri. It was a Portuguese colony, and then a Dutch colony. Finally, Thangasseri came under the English dominion.
Thangasseri has some 18th century churches which are worth a visit.
Major Tourist Attractions in and around Thangasseri Beach:
Thangasseri Lighthouse and Thangasseri Fort are two of the major tourist attractions close to Thangasseri beach.
Thangasseri 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. Thangasseri Lighthouse is open for public visits from 5.30-7.30 pm in the evening. Thangasseri Fort is another major tourist attraction. It has the ruins of a few Portuguese and Dutch Forts of the bygone ages.
Popular Activities on Thangasseri Beach:
You can take part in a number of recreational activities on Thangasseri 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.