The Lighthouse Beach near Kovalam situated
in south Kerala is a sight to behold. Not only is this place endowed with great
beauty, but it also provides beautiful sceneries, pleasant yet pocket friendly
accommodation facilities accompanied by some delicious food. The Lighthouse
Beach gets its name from the Vizhinjam Lighthouse which is present on the beach
and is as high as 30 meters. It is red and white in colour and is built with
only stones and looks magnificent. The beach attracts a number of tourists
every year,especially those who love spending time in laps of nature.
The lighthouse is not the only attraction
of the beach. The beach has rich greenery surrounding it, and the palm trees
found here are very famous. The beach surrounding the lighthouse is home to
crystal water and joyful waves of the Arabian sea. Various water sports like
surfing and parasailing attracts tourists who love a little adventure. The
beach looks mesmerising, especially during the nightfall under the moon.
The Lighthouse beach is visited by the
young and the old but is an all-time favourite for newlywed couples looking for
a peaceful weekend getaway from their busy lives. Those who love a little
excitement in life come here mainly for water sports, and the beautiful
location is a cherry on top. What makes the Lighthouse Beach even more alluring
is the fact that it has really luscious and appetizing food and the fact that
it can be reached easily and isn’t very expensive.
More on Lighthouse Beach
The Vizhinjam lighthouse stands tall at an
impressive height of 30 metres on the Kurumkal
Hill. Tourists enjoy climbing the beautiful
spiral stairs of the lighthouse, and the view from the top is absolutely
breath-taking. One can see miles away into the Arabian sea from the top. Visiting the lighthouse is a must for those
who come to the beach. One shouldn’t miss the enchanting view the lighthouse
provides from the top.
The lighthouse is located south of the
beach. It also has a spot from where you can see the Beemapalli mosque and the
Poovar. This observation site provides a scenic view of the observer.
Water Sports at Lighthouse
Those looking for a little adrenalin rush
won’t be disappointed as there is a wide variety of options for water
activities. One can opt for sea diving, paragliding and even surfing. The water
remains neither too cold nor too hot, and you can enjoy your visit to the
Activities at Lighthouse Beach
You surely won’t get bored while visiting
the Lighthouse Beach. It offers various activities like ayurvedic massages and
therapies and sessions on yoga. These have attracted a vide variety of tourists
who visit the place only for this mind calming and soul enlightening sessions.
Usually, people are engrossed in capturing their memories by clicking photos.
Even if you have nothing planned to do a simple walk across the beach can
freshen your mind.
The food at Lighthouse Beach
The more we appreciate the food served here,
the less it is. Tourists who have visited this place absolutely cherish the
food here. The seafood served here is mouth-watering. Some of the must try
eateries are Crab Club, Fusion, Lonely Planet, Sea Rock Restaurant and the
Malabar Restaurant. You must definitely not leave till you have tried all the
famous delicacies found here.
Best Time to Visit Lighthouse
The Lighthouse Beach remains mesmerising
throughout the year, but its beauty is doubled during winters. The best time to
give this place a visit is from October till February
Tips for Visiting Lighthouse
Don’t forget your swimming
costume in case you plan on going in the water and wear sunscreen if you don’t plan
on getting sunburnt
2. However confident you may be in water do
take help of an instructor while opting for water sports.
3. You don’t need to worry about you being
left hungry as there are plenty of restaurants with delicious food near the
How to Reach Lighthouse Beach
Trivandrum is the closest city to the
beach. Since it is the capital city of Kerala,it is easily accessible, and then
it is just an 11 km ride from there. You can take a cab or hitch a ride with a