Placed at a distance of around 5 km from the Kollam town, Thangassery beach is an extremely popular beach of Thangassery village, which was one of the preferred settlement locations for the British, the Portuguese and the Dutch. This beach has silver-colored sand and stretches to around 3 km. Rising right above tall palm grooves is the prime attraction of the beach, a light house. This light house was constructed around a century ago for guiding sailors and fishermen. Between 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, visitors can climb up on the tower to have a nice view of the sea and the shore. There are ruins of a Portuguese fort nearby that is also worth-visit.
Activities on Thangasseri beach
Thangasseri beach has been blessed with calm sea waves and tourists as well as locals who are fond of swimming, throng this beach in huge numbers, all round the year. If you are fond of water sports, you can partake in activities like deep sea fishing, speedboat ride, scuba riding, surfing and catamaran riding. Sun bathing here is quite popular amidst foreign nationals.
There are a number of small shops and stalls selling some amazing handicraft stuff made up of coir, sea shells and coconut along with other souvenirs. And, if you get tired after all the fun, gorge on beach-side eateries that serve sumptuous delicacies such as Pappada Vada, Vada Parippu Vada and more.
Nearest Railway Station: Kollam Railway Station (5 km)
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (66 km)