Kovalam Beach, Kovalam

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Kovalam Beach represents a crescent-shaped shoreline that has attracted Europeans since the 1930s. A rocky promontory has created a secluded bay, famous for its calm sea and water sports. Swim, sunbathe, or treat your body to an herbal massage. Many facilities like swimming pools, shopping zones, and yoga centers surround the beach. If you want to learn something about the native culture, visit the local museum, art gallery, or temple. Wear sufficient sunscreen, because the sun can be intense here. Plan to visit Kovalam Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kovalam attractions using our Kovalam day trip tool .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Th view from the lighthouse was magical! Shops galore ...great selection and lots of restaurants. Sunset was glorious...definitely recommend this spot if ever in the area:)  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Kovalam beach is a beautiful place where you should visit around 5:00 pm. The coast guard's ward people off by 6:30 pm. You need to hold on to your young ones while they have fun with sea water. The s...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Beach is clean and nice.. It was nice to see before going for fishing they do pooja to the boat. After coming back they do auction for the fishes caught. Best time to go to beaches is early morning or...  more »

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A popular tourist spot since the 1960s, Kovalam offers a range of places to stay, from low-budget guesthouses on the beachfront to five-star hotels with private beaches. Kovalam and the area around it feature a large number of beach resorts, as well as an ever-growing number of ayurvedic and health resorts. Several upmarket resorts can be found about 2 km (1.2 mi) north of the town, while beachside hotels and resorts sit toward the southern part of Kovalam. Some mid-range establishments also offer views over the Arabian Sea.
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