Light House Beach - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Kovalam Bus Station): 1.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: Samudra Beach, Light House Beach & Hawah Beach / Eve's Beach are located with in 1-2 Kms range and can be visited together on same day.

At a distance of 1.5 km from Kovalam Bus Stand, the Light House Beach is a pristine beach on the coast of Arabian Sea in Kovalam. It is one of the top beaches in Kerala and among the most romantic places to visit during your honeymoon in Kerala.

Adjacent to Eve's Beach, the Light House Beach is the largest of the three beaches in Kovalam. The beach is named after the 30 m high Lighthouse located towards the southern end of the beach. Tourists are not allowed inside the Light House. Tourists can climb the hillock on which the lighthouse is located, for a spectacular view of the Sunset. There is an observation platform from which you can see Poovar in one direction and the famous Beemapalli mosque in the other. One can reach this platform by climbing a total of 142 steps.

Among the best tourist places in Kovalam, the Lighthouse Beach is a magnificent mix of gleaming sand, rocking waves, swaying palm fringes, and blue aquamarine waters. This is the most active of all the beaches in Kovalam. Water sports like swimming, parasailing, paragliding are available at this beach. It can be reached by foot from Eve's Beach. The place will doubtlessly be a paradise for photographers as well. They can sweep away the view from lighthouse in their camera and those stills would be a great treasure to preserve.

Exquisite seafood is also available at the stalls lining the shore. Ayurvedic massages and beachside spas are a hit with tourists frequenting the Lighthouse Beach during their Kovalam Tour. There are several resorts of all ranges located close to the beach for accommodation.

Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM

Entry: Free