If you want to head to the most happening place in Kovalam, then there’s no better one than the Lighthouse beach. It is always full with the hustle and bustle of hawkers, tourists and the locals. The beach derives its name from the lighthouse situated on the adjacent Kurumkal hill. If you want to escape the crowds for a while, then climb the lighthouse and take a look at the beautiful view from the top. On one side lies the Poovar village and on the other elegant Beemapalli Mosque. However, adventure sports such paragliding, surfing and parasailing are the biggest tourist attractions here. Once you are done with all the activities, gorge on some delicious sea food at the small food shacks around the beach.