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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  • Clean and neat beach.. Very caring life guards.. .nice place to view sunset.. I saw the best sunset ever in my life.. Wonderful  more »
  • As Indian as cosmopolitan, Leighthouse Beach has become in 20 years a very commercial and fine concrete, tourist beach offering sunbeds... but of pretty sunsets always!
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  • This beach is much cleaner and much less crowded than the adjacent Hawah beach. And most restaurants are on this beach.  more »
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  • This place is really beautiful. One can climb the lighthouse by paying the necessary fee. View of the beach is amazing from the top. Light house is well maintained by the staff. It is surrounded by beautiful green coconut trees. You can relax in the garden near to the lighthouse. Don't miss this amazing opportunity. Enjoy your stay in kerala.
  • 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.
  • Wonderful beach in Kerala, the main attractions are the clear sand (during seasons), clean water. Several restaurants around the place. You have everything you need to enjoy here, good food, drinks etc. Best time to visit the place is from October to February. The beach and resorts are also promoting “ Mansoon” tourism during June-July month. The maintenance of the beach is not that good. Recently efforts are underway to maintain the place at a higher standard.
  • •Nice place to hangout with friends and family, the beach draws a large number of foreign crowd. •There are lots of shacks to enjoy peaceful food facing the scenic view of the beach. •The pricing of the Restaurants are costly. •You can have the 360 degree view of beach and the surrounding area from top of the Light house. •Speed boats, Scuba diving and Surfing facilities are available. •Life guards are present to control the crowd from entering the danger zones. •Many luxurious Resorts are present facing the beach which gives you the best scenic view of the beach with lots of premium offerings. •Public transport is available in the form of Volvo and Normal buses. •Ample parking space is present.
  • Amazing place to spend time during the mornings/ evenings. The views are beautiful and the place is very happening with people of all ages seen on the beach. There are also vendors along the beach selling cool stuff you can collect / play with . The view of leela palace hotel in the evening is such a pleasure!
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