Valiyathura Pier is a prominent Kovalam sightseeing place. It is one of the best places to watch the sunset. The pier is 50 years old that offers a wonderful view of Shanghumugham and Kovalam. People enjoy visiting the pier during the evening and choose to relax under the shades of the pier. From the pier, one can enjoy looking at fishing techniques, beach football, a stroll through Shanghumugham beach, etc. A visit to the fishing harbor or the fish market near the pier is interesting for photographers. The airport lies close to the pier. From the airport boundary, one gets a spectacular view of the landing of airplanes. This view excites people of all age groups, especially children. The night view of the surroundings from the pier is marvelous.