Photo Credit : Peter Fristedt
Samudra Beach is a part of Kovalam Beach, which is considered to be one of the most exquisite beaches of India. Kovalam was among the most prominent tourist spots in India. Kovalam Beach is mainly divided into three parts, with the Northern most part is known as the Samudra Beach.
The Light house beach which is located at the Southern end and the Hawa beach is located in the middle. The Kovalam beach is in the shape of a crescent and the three beaches are separated from one another, either by large promontory or by disjointed fissures. Lying to the north of the Ashok Beach, the Samudra Beach, it can be accessed only by taking a detour past Kovalam Junction. It is an awesome sight to watch the waves crash on the rocks below as you walk along the stretch of sea wall here.
The Samudra Beach is made up of the Northern part of Kovalam Beach and is popular among the tourists from India and abroad. It is not affected by the changing times, the Samudra Beach in Kovalam has succeeded in retaining its original charm. Even today one can find a number of basic wooden fishing vessels in the village. The most attractive fact about the Samudra Beach in Kovalam is its seclusion.
Still unaffected by the sudden spurge of tourism, the Samudra Beach does not have tourists crowding over the place. This beach mainly belongs to the native fishermen who operate from this part of Kovalam Beach. Location is easily accessible by tourists. Kovalam is close to the metro city of Trivandrum.
One can choose to fly down to the International Airport in Trivandrum or can take a train or bus to the rail head and bus stand of Trivandrum respectively.