The famous beach resort of Kovalam comprises of three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings and, together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach.
The southernmost beach, very popular with tourists. Named after the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here.
The largest of the Kovalam’s beaches and m ostly calm bay. Hawa Beach, comes alive early in the day with fishermen setting out for sea. The beach wears its alluring best on moonlit nights.
Samudra Beach is less crowded and more peaceful than Hawa beach, its waters shallow and ideal for swimming. Steep palm covered headlands fringe the beach with shops offering a range of goods and services.
Vizhinjam is renowned for its Ayurvedic treatment centers and a row of beach resorts along its narrow strip of beach. Vizhinjam is also a major fishing harbor fringed by a line of hills that overlook the sea and offer spectacular views of the ocean and the palm filled landscape. Visitors with an interest in history may visit a cluster of ancient cave temples designed in the Kerala style just outside the town.