Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam

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Lighthouse Beach provides the city's largest shoreline, shaded by palms and known for its silver sand. Named after the 30 m (98 ft) high lighthouse located near the southern tip, the beach became a popular tourist attraction, especially attracting water sport enthusiasts. In addition to swimming, thrill seekers can go surfing, parasailing, and paragliding. The area offers upscale resorts and restaurants featuring local seafood dishes. Plan your Lighthouse Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kovalam using our Kovalam holiday builder .
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  • Really lovely beach - white sands . Very busy - backed by little shops and restaurants. Great to see large fishing boats pulled up onto the sand. Vibrant area next to Hawa beach - well worth a visit.  more »
  • Very good beach , clean and neat . It is a very old and famous beach unfortunately getting a standard food is difficulty i felt, rest all was very good.  more »
  • This is an interesting place with character and some good restaurants, shops, etc. The sand is really dirty; I expect that during the rainy season dirt, oil, sewage, etc. washes down. The sand is blac...  more »
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  • This beach is one of the awesome beach in India. In afternoon you can watch wonderful view of beach from top of the light house. There are lot of restaurants through out the side of beach. Costs are comparatively high from local ones. But eating in such restaurants give immense peacefulness. Peoples who want to enjoy eating their meal in calm atmosphere facing beach are recommended. These place is lively and crowded mostly on weekends. This beach is in top 25 list of beaches in Asia.
  • One of the best beach in India. The area is clean and tidy. The view of the waves and the sun set is simply awesome. There are many good restaurants nearby which serve some amazing sea food. Some water rides are available nearby. It's a heaven for beach lovers. Food and rides are bit expensive.
  • One of the best beaches I've ever been to. Scenic beauty is good. The beach is not crowded like the other beaches. Sea waves are beautiful as well as majestic. Lots of restaurants are available near this place having a large variety of sea foods
  • One of the best beaches I've seen. Scenic beauty is very good. Not so much crowded unlike the other beaches. Sea waves are beautiful as well as majestic here. Lots of restaurants along the shore offering wide range of sea foods. Weather was quite romantic when I visited there.
  • The beach is awesome, there are many resorts surrounded near to beach, many options for food lovers to eat. The most visitors are foriegner you can enjoy the time. Food is not too costly. Rooms are available on very reasonable rent in simple resorts to very expensive one. Sea is very clear and blue in Color.

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Where to stay in Kovalam

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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