Lighthouse Beach


14.2/5(68 Ratings)

Lighthouse Beach Overview

Ranked 2 of 19 sightseeing in Kovalam

Lighthouse Beach, a long stretch of sand, is located along the Malabar Coast. Out of the three beaches of Kovalam, this beach is the largest. At the southern end of this beach, stands a 30 metre high lighthouse. This beach is named after this lighthouse, which is probably the prime attraction of this beach.

The lighthouse has an observation platform, which can be reached by climbing 142 steps. Tourists can get a view of Beemapalli Mosque in one direction and Poovar on the other. Water sports like swimming, parasailing and surfing can be enjoyed at this beach.     

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Lighthouse Beach

Bimal Mittal
12th Jan 17

A calm beach

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Lighthouse Beach

Rupa kumari
7th Jan 17

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20th Dec 17

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Ruhees Shahid
1st Dec 17

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14th Dec 17

What travellers are saying about Lighthouse Beach

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  • Good 11
  • Very Good 8
  • Below Average 1
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Ramesh Kumar

Ramesh Kumar2.1/5

11 reviews

Dirty & Stinking Beach

There are better (cleaner) beached out there, like in North Kerala.Good for a stroll & photos but not for bathing due to the dirty and fine/muddy sand.Heavily commercialised and crowded.

Monika Garg

Monika Garg5.0/5

20 reviews

Good to have a dip in the water

This is the first thing you should do in Kovalam. You can go up to the light house to have a wonderful view of Kovalam, come down and have a dip in the water, come out take a shower (paid washrooms) and do some shopping and eating at the bristros. Also can have a walk towards Kovalam (Hawa) beach and enjoy some small hawkers selling delicious snacks(bhel-puri, pani-puri) etc.



38 reviews

Quite a very average beach.

We recently went to Kovalam, the famous light house beach .. We booked a beach resort just in front of beach .. The light house beach was not up to the mark as I heard about it .. That was an average beach with much croud over there .. Very small beach ... All shops, restaurents and cafes were stick ed in a row immediate near the beach was making the whole environment like a local market ... You if wish to spend some quality time with your partner its not worth visit on that beach for them due to zero privacy. Beach was too much crowded of foriegners as well .. If you loves sea food then it could be the best place for you with so many restaurents and hotels offers fresh and in veriety of sea foods over there on nominal cost ... But for vegieterians it could be quit difficult, some restaurant also offers a widerange of fresh fruit juice, beach drinks with authentic tasty south indian dishes as well .. Every early morning beach becomes quite messy due to crowd of fishermans to capture the fresh fishes, prawns and so on .. They overnight let remain the fish net to grab them ... There was some water activities like surfing, speed boats you may try or could relax on sands as well for sun Bath.

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Rakesh kumar Sood

Rakesh kumar Sood4.3/5

2 reviews

One of the best beches in India

A paradise for beach lovers. This place can be visited at any time of day but the sun rise and sun set times are the best. Cristal clear water and 8 to 10 feet high waves of water are an invitation to swimmers.

Amit Pawar

Amit Pawar4.6/5

3 reviews

Light House Beach a Place to Relax.

Very clean beach but one has to be careful and watch the sea currents.One can relax for hours over here.Moreover there are plenty of joints were you can have lip smacking sea food.

Rashmin Joshi

Rashmin Joshi3.6/5

127 reviews

Lighthouse Beach is clean

This is clean beach and water is also clean if you like playing around with sea water. Visitors can climb the spiraling staircase inside to the top of the red and white tower and enjoy a spectacular view of the surroundings.

Suryaprakash Sharma

Suryaprakash Sharma4.3/5

3 reviews

Clean Beach

As the beaches in Kovalam was very clean; it didn't look the Indian beaches. Even if you want to bath; you would be finding a lot people bathing even foreigners.

Chaitanya Krishna

Chaitanya Krishna5.0/5

7 reviews

Lighthouse Beach is a Roaring Arabian sea

We finished our turtle walk looking at the shops and just few steps away before we could see the sea. We could hear the roaring Arabian Sea.It was all about food, drinks and the beautiful surroundings. It was, in true sense, just perfect.All my friends except me took a dip in the sea and later sat at the beach for hours. I took a stroll to capture the sight of the complete stretch and decided to retire early to start a fresh new chapter the next day.I experienced the Salt in the Air, but my friends had Sand in their Hair.

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Deve kumar

Deve kumar3.6/5

2 reviews

Family beach

Lighthouse beach is popular beach of Kovalam. It is calm beach as good for family trip. Many Hotels and restaurants available on the beach. Boats available for sightseeing e.g Light house and fishermen village. Various kind of seafood can be tried. Good fun is having bath in sea and play on the beach.

Dhanesh Kumar

Dhanesh Kumar4.3/5

50 reviews

Mostly crowded beach

The beach is mostly crowded having all amenities and good quality food shops. The seafood is speciality among other attractions on the beach. You can spend and enjoy as much time as you have because of its beauty.

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