Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam: Address, Lighthouse Beach Reviews: 4/5

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CyprusInfo
Paphos, Cyprus45 contributions
We were staying at a hotel several kilometres away and came down on a Tuck Tuck in the evening to do some gift shopping. This area is very touristy which was fine after several weeks of travelling the country. Very easy to by little gifts. You can barter if you want to. We just got big purchases from just a few shops and got the owners to do a discount.
Written April 23, 2020
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ADEPC70
Birmingham, UK69 contributions
Couples
I can’t be sure about that, but for India it’s very good and very tourist friendly.
lots of restaurants, cafes (selling alcohol too - in mugs!) shops, money exchanges, hotels and self catering acc.
What is nice to see that it’s very popular with locals and North Indians too, all enjoying the beach together.
Some great banter with the hawkers (haggle hard guys), fruit ladies (lush jack fruit) and sunbed sellers (pamper to your every need)
Lighthouse in great condition.
Plenty of surfing and bodyboarding. Speedboats too.
Fishing boats on the beach at northern end and after fab sunsets, they all go out to sea.
Not much to dislike - warning, waves can be strong so expect to be smashed about a bit (good fun)
😀👍🦀🦐🐟🐠☀️🌊🌊🌊🚤🏖⛱
Written February 15, 2020
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panda
Manley, UK39 contributions
Couples
Walked along this beach to go and view the lighthouse. Lots of eateries, quaint shops, ladies selling fresh fruit etc.
Beach was not overcrowded at all. It was also very clea.
Can hire sun beds with parasols for around 200 rupees.
In fact we enjoyed this area so much we have decided to rent accommodation on this beach for a few months next year.
Written March 8, 2020
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Bernard357
Noumea, New Caledonia23 contributions
cars cannot access to the beach, only walking path. and this is great. there is a parking at the entrance of the beach. lot of accommodations and restaurant out there. Beach is great and you have friendly staff who rent you mattress and Beach umbrella for a few rupees
Written February 8, 2020
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Daniel G
Stockholm County, Sweden258 contributions
Family
Great flat and solid sand beach. Commerce like typical indian tourist beach. Good Beach for surfing but board rental are minutes to one shop and a beach rental shack
Written January 8, 2020
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alimac987
Greater London, UK26 contributions
Family
Away from the centre of Kovalam Beach, with all its amenities, the OTHER SIDE of the lighthouse, accessed down a side street is the lovely Vizhinjam Beach. As well as great waves for swimming, we had a magical moment watching local fishermen push their heavy boat across the sand, assisted by a dozen burly Italian tourists. You’ll be pleased you took the trouble to walk the extra five minutes from the center.
Written January 8, 2020
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T&J
Los Angeles, CA254 contributions
Very pretty, very small beach in Kovalam. The beach is crowded and not so clean. There are many shops with inexpensive clothing and trinkets. I would agree with some others that it is rundown. There are lounge chairs available for hire on the beach but they don't seem very clean. I don't think I would feel safe here at night, alone. I don't think this is a destination but if you are visiting the area, it's a fine place to splash around in the water and take in the local sites.
Written October 30, 2020
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VNJaroor
Aroor, India188 contributions
Very nice location with sun bath beds and umbrellas. Nice views. Very clean beach area with security. nearby Light house. It is possible to visit light house watch tower except on mondays.
Written January 23, 2020
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Buster 33
Dunstable, UK34 contributions
The area is run down pavements uneven, sunken and dirty, terrible litter on the beach and everywhere else, cheap clothes shops that are unattractive and poor quality. Sea difficult to swim in as lifeguards won’t let you go beyond the white froth of the waves. Hotels cheap and not many with good swimming pools/patio. Not a very nice area at all, worse than 10 years ago when we visited before. However, you can get a lot of excursions elsewhere to get away from it. A few clean decent restaurants. Please clean this place up it has good potential.
Written March 14, 2020
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Rebecca Leppard
Gloucestershire, UK79 contributions
We loved an evening stroll along Lighthouse Beach, seeing families flying kites with their kids. Felt so safe walking at night back to the Raviz. Also a great selection of great value restaurants
Written February 18, 2020
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