Thannirbavi Beach (Tannirbavi) Near Mangalore
Thannirbavi Beach is the nearest beach in Mangalore. This beach is around 8 kms from the city. A right turn on NH 66 near KIOCL after Kuloor bridge leads to Thannirbavi beach. A two kms concrete road next to the river Shambavi leads to the beach. Driving on this road is existing and offers a panaromic view of the river joining the Arabian sea. Stop on this stretch for a while to catch the glimpse of the river flowing gently to join the sea.
Thannirbavi beach is spread across a few kms and is accessible at many points. The first stretch is at the guest house. This place is quiet and covered with shade trees and is nice to relax under the hot sun. The next stretch is a few yards away which has good parking facilities. The Den Den ship which sank here in 2007 can be seen here. Bengre, a fisherman’s village starts from here and is half kms in width and 8 kms long and surrounded by the Arabian sea on the right side and Shambavi river on the left side. The beach is a natural break water and saves Mangalore city from the tidal waves. The road continues until the end of the breakwater to its edge in Bengre village. The land area is less than 500 mts on this stretch. Ferry service is available from Bengre village near Fathima church to Sulthan Bathery in Mangalore. The ferry ride is most enjoyable.
Ullal beach and Someswar beaches are situated on the south of Mangalore. Both these beaches are a few kms away on NH 66, around 10 kms from Mangalore. One has to cross Nethravathi river on Ullal bridge to reach the beaches.
Recently Dakshina Kannada district administration has agreed to hand over the management of Someshwar and Tannirbhavi beaches in Mangalore taluk to private entrepreneurs under a build-operate-maintain and transfer system to Jyothi Advertisers (Mangalore) and Yojaka India Pvt Ltd, respectively, for a period of five years.
Please call Mangalore Taxi at +91-9972722878 to book Taxi to visit Tannirbavi Beach.