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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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  • Lighthouse beach is a gently sloping and very clean beach. The climb up the actual lighthouse is a must do for every visitor with spectacular views but be careful of the high winds at that height. Ple...  more »
  • It was very precious time for us and very exciting moments we lived of the life, enjoyed beach with all amenities of the beach at light house we had enjoyed photography and did know about the place, p...  more »
  • You should definately visit the top of the light house. It gives a clear view of the beach and nearby area  more »
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  • 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.
  • Excellent beach. You want to take a mud bath this is the awesome place with medicinal properties. Checkout some good spas here.
  • Nice beach to stroll around..water is rough but clean soft sand...lots of places to get a good meal...sea food n drinks
  • Good one. It's got good flat area for having fun in the beach, and great surfs certain mornings for surfing.
  • 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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