Poovar Beach

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Time Required
One anda half hour
No specific timings
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Families, Couples and Tourists who want to do some sightseeing.

Quick Info

Poovar Beach is a serene and secluded beach located near the Neyyar river estuary in the district of Thiruvananthapuram. Since it is never overcrowded, the golden sand beach offers some spectacular views and is ideal for swimming and boating. The best time to visit the Poovar Beach is between the months of August and May. The beach is situated 19 km away from Kovalam. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the Poovar Beach from Kovalam. You need to take a boat ride to reach the beach.

Rankings & Ratings

A calm and secluded beach with golden sand.
Editor's Rankings

#2 in 8 Things to Do in Trivandrum
#1 in 0 Photography Walks in Trivandrum
#3 in 6 Sightseeing Spots in Trivandrum

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

Poover Beach enjoys a calm and serene atmosphere. But in recent times, more locals are coming to the beach and it gets crowded some times. The boating activities at the beach are good but a little expensive. Poovar Beach is unique since it is close to an estuary and you get to see the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the backwaters and the river. You can reach the beach only via a boat ride through the river.


  • Breathtaking views of the sea and backwaters.
  • Many birds can be spotted.
  • Boat ride is a wonderful experience.
  • Very calm and secluded beach.


  • Very few activities are available.
  • Boating charges are on the higher side.
  • Not a very big beach.
  • Recently, more locals are coming to the beach.

Detailed Info

Poovar Beach is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala, offering splendid natural views. It is located close to the beautiful Neyyar river estuary about 20 km away from Kovalam. You need to take a motor boat ride or a country boat ride to get to the beach since it can be reached only via the river. Apart from boating and swimming, the Poovar Beach is ideal for yoga and meditation as well since it enjoys a calm and serene atmosphere. During the monsoon, the water flow in the river is too strong for boats to move around easily. Therefore, the best time to visit the beach is between the months of August and May.

Since the beach is difficult to access, the locals and fishermen simply avoid it. So the beach is more peaceful and clean. The golden sand on the beach looks magnificent as it blends with the mighty sea and the river. Surfing and other beach activities are not available at the Poovar Beach. A must-do activity at the Poovar Beach is the motor boat ride or the country boat ride. Since these rides are offered by private companies, there is no fixed rate for them. It may cost around INR 3000 for 6 or 7 adults. But if you bargain well, the price is actually negotiable.