Kovalam beach is actually a long stretch of white sandy beach running alongside the Malabar Coast. The three separated parts of the beach are Hawah beach, Samudra beach and the Light House beach. The largest among these three beaches is the Light House beach which is a must visit beach of Kovalam.Light house beach is named after the 30 meter high Light house here which is the most important feature of this beach. The Light House is located towards the southern end of the beach and it's on a cape. There is an observation platform from which you can see Poovar in one direction and the famous Beemapalli mosque on the other. You can reach this platform by climbing a total of 142 steps.