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Comparing with Goa, the beach is too clean and the water is real blue with very inviting waves. The restaurants and eateries also do not encroach on the beach. I am surprised why there were not too many visitors.
The food served is good and...More
One of the best beaches I have seen in a long time in South India. Slightly at a height with the lighthouse. It is a famous tourist spot at Kovalam, so during Diwali time this place was full of people.
it's another beach named Lighthouse beach, which was just 100 mt away from Hawa beach.
Lighthouse beach was like a private beach without much rush. We finished the check-in formalities and rushed to the beach. We were tired after six hours of the journey. A...More
25 years ago this was a great beach. Now it's a disaster. There is in fact almost no beach. The beach has eroded completely and replaced by a promenade, restaurants and hotels. You are constantly hassled by people trying to sell you stuff. Don't even...More
It was a beautiful view from the light house. Breeze sweeping your face as you look across the beautiful Kovalam Beach. You can see a beautiful structure of a Mosque. You get a view of Hotel Leela and KTDC Samudra. It is a small structure...More
Lighthouse beach is a good place to go! But while going to lighthouse after the escalators you have to take a steep stairs to go up and see the view! Fabulous view! For the beach it’s just like any other beach but not so great!...More
Response from Michael1052 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are, at both Lighthouse and Hawa beaches. The one at Hawa beach is more obvious - it's in the carpark. I did not see the one at Lighthouse beach, but I was told it exists - at the far end, the lighthouse end of the... More
Yes there are, at both Lighthouse and Hawa beaches. The one at Hawa beach is more obvious - it's in the carpark. I did not see the one at Lighthouse beach, but I was told it exists - at the far end, the lighthouse end of the beach. Unfortunately, I don't know what the quality of these are, as I did not poke my nose into them.
But basically they are toilets, so what that means in Indian public places your imagination can fill in. What I don't know is what spatial facilities they have in there for changing in any degree of comfort - probably fine for men, but may be unpleasant for women.
Personally, I think this is a serious oversight by the village panchayat, considering the crowds that come, especially to Hawa beach. The only thing I can suggest as an alternative is to ask at the Sea Rock Hotel - it is big enough, and if you buy a drink they will probably be fine about it. Not sure what the restaurants think about non-customers using their toilets for changing, but anyway, their toilets are nothing to write home about (except for Green Garden, but it's too far back for these purposes).
Yet there must be a solution for women, because they mostly swim in their normal clothes, so they would have to change somewhere. In which case, perhaps the Hawa toilet block is OK for changing.
Response from spinny500 | Reviewed this property |
They are all different beaches, each worth a visit. Samudra beach is rocky and not much there. The lighthouse has great views. There is a lift to the top floor but then a steep ladder to the viewing platform.