Kovalam is a beach town 17kms from Trivandrum, It has three beaches, Lighthouse beach in the south is the busiest, the light beam from the old Vizhinjam lighthouse gives an added charm in the evening.
Eve beach is a hive of activity in the morning when the fishermen take their boats out to sea.
Samudra beach is separated from Hawah by a large promontory and is less of a tourist spot, it is the working beach of many local fishermen. However, there is a good walk along the sea wall here watching the waves crash on the rocks below is awesome.