Lighthouse Beach

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Weather:

Ideal Time: 1-2 hours

Timings:

10:00 AM - 6:00 PMĀ 
Closed on Monday

Entry Fee:

No entry fee
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Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Overview

Located in Kovalam (Southern Kerala), the Lighthouse Beach is known for the 35 metres tall Vizhinjam Lighthouse, located on the top of the Kurumkal hillock. The lighthouse is entirely made of stones and coloured in red and white bands. Visitors love to reach the top of this tall structure by using a spiral staircase to click some memorable photographs.

Lighthouse beach is a perfect spot to enjoy water activities and sports, such as surfing, parasailing and paragliding. Travellers also like to play volleyball on the beach. The beach is also well known for its lush palm plantations and trees that dot the entire area. Easy accessibility, lip-smacking food and affordable lodging add to the charm of this place.

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The 30-metre tall Vizhinjam lighthouse is situated on the top of the palm-covered Kurumkal Hill and stands majestically overlooking the sea. The visit to the lighthouse is perhaps the most enjoyable part of the visit to this beautiful beach. One can climb the spiral staircase of 142 steps to reach the top of this huge structure and enjoy panoramic views of the entire coastline. The lighthouse is perched on a mantle on the southern side. Visitors will also find an observation pedestal on this lighthouse. From this specific spot, they can enjoy the views of Poovar at one side, and the famous Beemapalli mosque from the other.

Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy many exciting water sports and activities at the Lighthouse Beach. You can choose from swimming, surfing, parasailing, sea diving, paragliding and lots more. The ideal water temperature at the beach ensures that you make the best out of your time here.

People who visit the beach are often clicking endless photographs to capture the amazing moments that they spend here forever. One can also enjoy a long and tranquil walk on the seashore of the beach. Another ideal activity to indulge yourself in is to enjoy an Ayurveda massage or a yoga session, both of which are available on the seashore. In fact, a large number of people visit the beach solely for the ayurvedic therapies offered here.

Absolutely do not forget to relish the lip-smacking food that is served at the Lighthouse Beach! Many shacks around the beach serve delicious freshly cooked seafood, and you can also try out the local restaurants like Crab Club, Fusion, Crow's Nest Café, Kingfisher, Lonely Planet, Sea Rock Restaurant, A Beach Café and the Malabar Restaurant, all of which are located quite close to the beach.

Even though a visit to the gorgeous Lighthouse Beach is enjoyable all year round, the experience gets heightened in the winter months. Thus, the best time to visit the beach is between October and February.

1. Make sure that you carry your swimming costumes and sunscreen along.
2. Even though you do not need a tour guide to explore the beach, an instructor is an absolute must if you plan to enjoy some water sports.
3. There are a lot of eating options at the Lighthouse Beach, so do not worry about carrying food along.

The Lighthouse Beach is situated close to Trivandrum, and thus reaching here is relatively easy. From Trivandrum, you can book a cab or take a local bus to reach the beach. It is also just 11 kilometres away from the railway station.

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