Kovalam Beach (Lighthouse Beach)

  • Kovalam Beach - India
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  • Kovalam Beach - India
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Kovalam is just 16 kilometers away from Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram, and there is much to do in this popular and picturesque location. The beach is shaped like a crescent moon, and it features three adjacent beaches that are separated by rocks.

Lighthouse Beach is probably the most popular, and it has strong waves and restaurants along the beach. It is named after the red and white striped lighthouse that sits on top of a hill. You can visit it and take in the incredible views from the top.

Another section is called Hawa Beach, and it is surrounded by coconut palms. This is a quieter beach for travelers who want to relax. It is surrounded with local restaurants, but it is less crowded than its busier neighbour.

The third beach is Samudra Beach, and it is the most secluded and cleanest of the three. It has some privacy and access from luxury resorts on its shore.

On Kovalam’s beaches you will find plenty of water sports, especially surfing and motor boat rides, and you can visit a wellness center for a healing massage. There are lots of shops behind the beach, where you can buy clothes and other handmade items. If you are looking for nightlife, you will find plenty of famous bars with live music.

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Lighthouse Beach


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