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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  • The beach was mind-bogglingly clean for a Mumbaiite like me. The water was clear green but very fierce. I'd recommend caution if you plan to swim here. But perfect place to spend your evening with som...  more »
  • Fabulous beach, dynamic on Sunday. A lot to do and observe. Swimming, playing, eating or walking, smell the breath of kovalam air.  more »
  • The Kovalam beach is clean and one can enjoy in the water . There are water sports too. A great place for tourists to spend time with family or friends  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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