The coastal town Tanur was one of earliest Portuguese settlements. It is believed that St. Francis Xavier visited this place is 1564. Situated 8 km from Tirur, it is an important fishing center. Mangalore-Chennai railway line passes through this town. The Keraladhesswarapuram temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which is one among the oldest temples of Kerala, is 3 km south of Tanur town. Keraladhesswarapuram is also a weaver’s settlement.
Tanur beach is a very beautiful beach situated in Kerala. Kerala is famous for all its beaches as they epitomize serene beauty. Tanur beach, like others has always attracted the tourists for its natural beauty.