Nestled in the district of Thiruvananthapuram enveloped in lush greenery, the beautiful beaches in Varkala need no introduction. Varkala is the only town in southern Kerala where the rocky red cliffs meet the mighty Arabian Sea. For this reason, Discovery Channel has noted the town among the top ten beach destinations of the world. The laid-back vibe, verdant vegetation, high cliffs and pristine beaches make it a popular vacation spot both for the domestic and international tourists. Besides, it also has several fisheries, freshwater springs, hills, forts and it houses the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru. This invites a lot of influx of people visiting to pay homage to the saint. In addition to that, the plethora of water activities available in the area like paragliding, parasailing etc. make Varkala a hub for the adventure enthusiasts. So hit the beautiful beaches in Varkala now to play some volleyball, soak in the sun, gaze at the natural environment or just to relax in the tranquil atmosphere.
Here is the list of 6 Best Beaches in Varkala for a Scenic Stay
Set amid a beautiful setting, about 10 km away from the calm and quite hamlet of Varkala, Varkala Beach is a beautiful beach renowned for its solitude unlike other commercial beaches of Goa. Also known as the Papanasam Beach meaning 'Destroyer of Sins', is unlike any other beach in Varkala in the area with impeccable beauty. The water of Varkala Beach is regarded to own medicinal and curative properties.
Untouched and unspoilt by tourist activities, the Edava beaches in Varkala are the virgin stretches circling a blue lagoon where sea and backwaters run parallel divided by a more-than-one km of straight road. There is also an estuary that connects the sea with the backwaters here.
Papasnanam Beach/ Papanasam Beach is a scenic seashore famous amongst beach lovers. The beach is also called Varkala Beach and is famous for spiritual/ religious purposes. People believe that taking a dip in the sea washes one's sins away. The water also washes the plants nearby, most of which have medicinal properties, thus giving healing properties to the sea water.
Kappil Beach is a strip of land by the Kappil Lake. The beautiful beach in Varkala is lined with coconut trees and offers a beautiful view of the backwaters. A bridge used to cross the lake also is a good location to get a stunning view of the backwater including the point where the backwater enters the splendid Arabian sea.
Chilakoor Beach is located at a distance of about 15 kms from the town of Varkala in Kerala. Lined with gorgeous casuarina groves, the drive to the beach takes you through traditional coastal villages which lets you have a glimpse of the rural Kerala life. The beach is also popular for its serene environment and beautiful sunset views.