The Hare Island is around 9 km from the old bus stop of Thoothukudi city, and it lies by the port. The island has two light houses and numerous sea shells on the shores. Peacocks can also be spotted in the island.
The island is a popular picnic spot today for both locals and tourists. Tourists throng to the island especially during the Pongal holidays. During this time of the year special buses also ply from the city to the island to cater to the needs of the tourists.