Other than the majestic lighthouse, the Lighthouse Beach is also well known for its lush palm plantations and trees that dot the entire area. The Lighthouse beach also has vast stretches of glistening silver sand, and the playful waves of the clear blue Arabian Sea are always dancing up and down merrily. This beach in Kovalam makes for a perfect spot to enjoy water activities and sports, such as surfing, parasailing and paragliding.
Hawah is a stretch of isolated beach famous for its enchanting sunset views. Renowned as the second largest beach, it is also known as Eve's Beach for it being the first topless beach in India. However, topless bathing is banned now.
A large promontory separates this Northern beach from the southern side. Samudra Beach is where you can enjoy the sight of shoreline fishing and watch local fishermen ply their trade. There is also a mosque on this beach in Kovalam.
Situated in the southern part of Kovalam, Chowara Beach is popular for its fishing spots. Besides the regular fishermen at work with their huge Chinese fishing nets and big boats, you will also find several picnickers gathered here with their basket of food. The highlight of this beach in Kovalam is a Chowara Ayyappa Temple which gives a hilltop picturesque view of the shores and adjoining villages.
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Pozhikkara is a beautiful beach in Kovalam at the inter-junction of the backwaters meeting the sea. Lined with tall towering trees and healthy vegetation, the beach is one of the greenest beaches of the city. Perfect for swimming and sunbathing, the beach also has myriad other options to make your trip fun. You can also try the delicious mouth-watering local food from the stalls and shacks on the shores.
A beautiful extension of the Samudra Beach, Ashoka Beach is a quiet, deserted stretch of land in Kovalam, Kerala. Mostly frequented by romantic couples owing the serenity and solitude of the place, the beach also has several ayurvedic spa centres to help you destress, refresh and rejuvenate from the monotony of life.
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