Kovalam has 3 major beaches in its 17 km coastline. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach is the most popular of the three. Several hotels, restaurants, lodges and shops are located here. Most of the restaurants serve fresh catch of the day.
The Northern most crescent, (with the different names Main Beach/Leela Beach/Samudra Beach) – is crowded on weekends, is very popular with the locals, day-travelers, and passing-by tourist coaches. During the week it is quiet.
The wave that paused momentarily before crashing on the rocks was shot from Hawa Beach in between the above two beaches.
But where does the sea gets the power to crash against the rocks? How come so much gentleness is hidden inside that power?