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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lighthouse Beach by using our Kovalam trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It was amazing experience , it was high tide that & lot of fishes outside Unique experience & must visit  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The light house beach is perfect for strolling, bathing, surfing, sun-bathing, etc. The beach has shallow water and smooth black sand. There are life guards to look after the shoreline. There are couc...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Whatever really. Just cheap architecture and tourist shops but there are some nice finds if you look. The lighthouse however is a giant waist of time.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Nice location. Maintained by the Indian government. Entrance fee for adults which is a very little contribution. Inside parking for vehicles. Lift available. 360° view but norrow place on the top to stand.
  • June 16, 2017
    Excellent beach. You want to take a mud bath this is the awesome place with medicinal properties. Checkout some good spas here.
  • July 15, 2017
    Nice beach to stroll around..water is rough but clean soft sand...lots of places to get a good meal...sea food n drinks
  • July 15, 2017
    Good one. It's got good flat area for having fun in the beach, and great surfs certain mornings for surfing.
  • June 29, 2017
    Superb atmosphere here...you get to enjoy high tide and fluttering waves coming at you. Nice place to hang around with your family and friends.

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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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