Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam
Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Great experience walking on the wet-sand, as well as on the beach side-walk with all the shops and restaurants. Very lively and happening place. However, the waves appeared quite strong and high, and ... read more »
The beach is my market and it its timings are morning 6 A.M to 6 p.m it has guard facility who do not allowed people after 6 p.m market is amazing with seafood and handicraft items you can visit light... read more »
Here you can find many simple cafe and souvenir shops. At the evening people are coming for dinner and some drinks. Yeah, and here you can buy some beer even after 10 pm )))
This is one of the many tourist attractions in Kerala. Locals call the entire area Kovalam beach, and this particular stretch of beach shaped like a crescent covering a small bay is known more affectionately as Lighthouse beach, probably because the lighthouse is located at the end of this stretch of shoreline. To get here from Trivandrum town, one can just take the local bus from around East Fort area, which will be the cheapest way here. Auto rickshaws generally charge Rs 400+ to bring you from town to here, as they know you are probably a tourist. Locals don't take an auto for such a long ride. And the Kovalam beach bus stop is just located on the other end of this beach. All within walking distance. This beach is relatively clean. The locals around the area would have realized that it would help bring more tourists and business here. Along the beach, you will find many shops and hotels. Mainly catering for visitors, selling souvenirs, clothes, food. Good food is easy to find and plentiful, but restaurants here are usually over priced, Generally targeting tourists. If one wants to get cheaper local fare, just walk into town through the main road, away from the beach. This beach is also dotted with many ayurvedic massage and treatment centers. So much so that they need to compete for your business, especially during the non-high season. So, generally, you can "bargain" if you find the price higher than usual, or just walk on, you can easily find another place down the road. Overall, what do you do here? Just relax. Wake up early in the morning, feel the fresh cool ocean air and just watch the local fishermen in the morning going out to sea and returning with their catch and sorting the fish on the beach. Such as rewarding experience. When the sun comes out, you can relax in one of the cafes or just sit under the umbrella chairs available along the beach (mostly chargeable), and then head on for some ayurvedic massage. Towards the afternoon, there will be plenty of peddlers approaching you on the beach trying to sell you thing and fruits and drinks. Just experience life. When the evening comes, you will enjoy the beautiful sunset and the horizon turns orange, and the light house comes on. The evening time is also when some of the locals head on out to the beach, and it's nice to see a crowd. At night, you can just stroll along the beach, listening to the beautiful sounds of waves crashing into the shore. A wonderful place to spend a few days.
Even though part of hawwa beach, now it is called light house beach due to the view point and newly provided access to the ligh house. Its of the calmest among all kovalam beach. But if you venture a little further ahead, you get surfable giant waves. Its a mix of all things good including the sidewalk, cafe, wide beach and more. Still remains as beautiful and facinating to a local like me since my first experiemce and the innumerable return to the same place. Gladly , compared other beaches in India with similar visitor churn, the community have managed to keep the beach as clean as possible
One of the cleanest beaches u will find which is surprising given the popularity it enjoys among the locals and visitors alike. U can also see local fisherman in action just after sunset and early morning....i have uploaded a pic of one of the fisherman with his early morning expolits. The view from the lighthouse is amazing and one should not miss it any cost....just be there before 5pm which unfortunately I could not...enjoyable morning walk at the beach which i found deserted at around 4:30am...was fun listening to the uncorrupted sound of waves.
One of the best beaches in India. Equally suitable to enjoy time with family or friends. The view from lighthouse is so beautiful. Good choices of Ayurveda treatment centers nearby. Lot of beach side resorts we can stay. Sunset view is beautiful and crisp clear during a clear sky day.
Kovalam beach is one of the best attraction of Kerala. Beach is clean and blue sea is something to watch out for. Do try the evening water sport activity and Lighthouse visit to the top is a must.Visit this beach in the evening and enjoy the sunset and the evening in one of many lovely beach side restaurants and cafes.
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