Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse is built using stones is colored in red and white bands and enjoys a height of 118 feet. It's intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm
Eve’s Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.
Poovar is a small coastal village in the Trivandrum district of Kerala . This village has a beautiful beach which attracts tourists. Poovar is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land. It is famous for backwaters. Travelers get backwater cruise by motor boat.
How To Reach
Trivandrum international Airport- 15 km from the Kovalam
Railway station – Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway Station
The most inexpensive way to get to Kovalam from nearby cities like Trivandrum and Kanyakumari are the government or private run buses.
- Kanyakumari: 82 km
- Trivandrum: 10 km
- Varkkala: 55 km
- Kollam:75 km
- Cochin: 210 km
- Munnar: 310 km
- Thekkady: 220 km
- Wayanad:470 km