Kovalam Beach Overview

Ranked 1 of 3 sightseeing in Poovar

Located at a distance of 18 km from Poovar, Kovalam Beach is the main attraction nearby. There are three major beaches in this 17 km coastline. The most popular beach in Kovalam is Light House Beach, which is famous for its 35 m high light house located at Kurumkal hillock.

Other beaches of this place are Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach, which is at the northern part of former beach. The Samudra Beach is separated from the southern side by a promontory. Tourists do not come to this part often and the place is used by local fishermen for trading. The sands of these beaches are black in colour because of Ilmenite and Monazite. Another beach of this place is Ashoka Beach, which also make part of Kovalam beach.
 

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Very clean and beautiful green water, wave pool

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Kovalam Beach

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Kovalam beach en-route to Mahabilipuram

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1st Oct 17

One of the best beach in India

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13th Feb 18

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Decent location

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What travellers are saying about Kovalam Beach

Experience scale
  • Very Good 12
  • Good 8
  • Average 4
  • Excellent 2
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Reviews and Ratings

Haarish Teli

Haarish Teli5.0/5

3 reviews

Kovalam beach

Hi. Everyone. I recently visited Kovalam beach. This beach is superb and very much enjoyable. I have enjoyed a lot at this beach with my family. Here I dive near the sea coast a lot. Very much enjoyable waves. At the Beach there is too good coconut water. Shots aare also sold there

Paban hazarika

Paban hazarika4.3/5

2 reviews

Excellent

One of the famous beaches in india and I liked the beach for the location as well as for the cleanliness in the surroundings. Its really beautiful place to visit .. I enjoyed a lot in the beach playing with water for an hour overalll excellent place. Nice experience ...

Aniruddha jamadar

Aniruddha jamadar2.9/5

2 reviews

Kovalam beach

Reached in the evening from poovar, the place is quite crowded, may be we visited on the Christmas day there was not enough place available for parking the vehicle. The beach is OK, did not get chance to get into the water as it was getting late in the evening.

Sadasivan narayana

Sadasivan narayana4.3/5

2 reviews

Serene beach

Kovalam beach and the hotels along such as Uday Samudra and Samudra are worth seeing and enjoyable. You can experience the ride on manually oared boat in the morning hours.Raja Ravi Verma Art Center is another place of attraction. Those paintings are superb.

Ashish Gupta

Ashish Gupta5.0/5

15 reviews

One of the best Beaches in Southern India

Well connected by roads and highways, one can easily reach the Beach. Food stalls are plenty and also paid changing rooms.The beach is majestic and beautiful. One side is the vast sea and the other is hilly land with coconut trees and hotels and resorts.One can find hotels as per their budgets. Bathing on the beach can be tricky sometimes as the waves are huge. The roaring waves can be heard throughout the day and night.Weather here is sunny most of the year excluding the monsoons.Overall one of the places to visit in Kerala

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  • One of the best Beaches in Southern India
  • One of the best Beaches in Southern India
  • One of the best Beaches in Southern India
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Rishi Kochhar

Rishi Kochhar4.3/5

89 reviews

Nice beach and clean location

This is a very nice beach. It has a long walk side of the beach. There are food joints also and food is tasty but mostly local cuisine available. During weekend and holiday time, this beach gets really crowded. I visited during afternoon time but one can be at the beach during any time of the day.

Sahana Sullia

Sahana Sullia3.6/5

25 reviews

Good to experience

One of famous beaches of Kerala, vast, clean & hygiene place. Many shopping options, good hotels in the premises and many exotic places to visit nearby.

Hridesh singh Tomar

Hridesh singh Tomar4.3/5

21 reviews

Must in your Bucket list

If you are a beach lover and you are holidaying in Kerala, Kovalam Beach is a must visit. Take a speedboat ride, get an Ayurvedic massage or just sit, relax, drink and eat good food on any of the beachside restaurant.The beach is lined up with numerous restaurants with lodging facilities but make sure you book in advance. Plenty of souvenir shops to hop around. Above all, you do get to see a superb sunset.

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Vivek Tripathi

Vivek Tripathi4.3/5

11 reviews

Wohaaaw!! Such an awesome beach

This beach is like just awesome. The waves are so damn cool, they just don't let you breathe. The whole scenery there is mind blasting and takes you to a different world. To get there is one way, it's like proper slope to walk while going and while coming you gotta climb that little hill. The view of horizon at that place is damn great! The activities there are at decent prices and trust me!! You are definitely gonna enjoy it. The hotels are also cool and near to it. One hotel is just at the place the slope starts. You can play cricket also and many games.It's overall a lovely beach and awesome place also. The tiny things made out of shells is awesome!

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Akshaya Patil

Akshaya Patil3.6/5

67 reviews

High waves and blue water

This beach is quite different than the ones we generally see. As we reached late in the evening we could not have much fun around. But the waves were very big compared to waves on any Mumbai beach.

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Kovalam Beach, Poovar

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Kovalam Beach, Poovar
Kovalam Beach, Poovar

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Kovalam Beach, Poovar