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Underrated Beach..uncrowded

Peace and calm all basic amenities available great view and best people around.Many beach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
meet shabuddin M
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Lovely beach

It was a surprisingly clean beach . And many swimming or playing volleyball . Compared with Chowara... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Walton On Thames
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“the cliff” (455 reviews)
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Varkala 695141, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Peace and calm all basic amenities available great view and best people around.Many beach restaurants are there better try Sea Sun restaurant .

Thank meet shabuddin M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a surprisingly clean beach . And many swimming or playing volleyball . Compared with Chowara where we had stayed it was much pleasanter . Without fishing boats . The cliff is a steep walk up and down . Very nice sunset .

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved Varkala and wished we’d stayed longer. I liked its vibe- way sleepier than Goa. Bit of rubbish towards the back of the beach and the cliffs but saw some chicks sweeping the main part of the beach. Water is nice and sun umbrellas and...More

Thank KiwiAins
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach is Good. It is crowded though. The currents are very strong. Arabian sea waves are big. So, be careful.

Thank Rahul K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Varkala beach is a long and wide sandy beach about 35 km north of Trivandrum airport. The Varkala cliff makes for a spectacular backdrop to this very enjoyable beach. Since the beach is very long and wide it seldom feels crowded even during high season....More

Thank Goran M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Breath taking scenaries - great sunsets - lots of friendly beach dogs, lovely companions. Safe and lots of spiritual practices going on at the beach day and night.

Thank YoginiXC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the beach phase of a 3 week trip to India (Kerala and Tamil Nadu) for us. In short it has its nice spots but if you are looking for real India then bypass this corner of Kerala. We stayed in South Cliff in...More

Thank Sir_Meltdownalot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good beach with no hawkers and relatively clean water. Less commercialization. Sunset is a beautiful sight here

Thank saswat25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a hidden jewel...when you compare to goa... Cliff view, access to beach, party place, eateries , life guards at beach, kids friendly beach, lot of resort and home stay options.

Thank Sankar J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It really is the perfect beach. Not too crowded even during Christmas and new year peak time. Restaurants and hotels are built on the cliff near the beach, so the beach stays clean and quiet. Turquoise water and nice, gentle waves to play in. Would...More

Thank Oona93
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Sydney F
10 September 2017|
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Response from Sydney F |
We again tried yesterday afternoon at the main beach and here in front of the cliff. We were not allowed to swim. I will try the main beach again later today.
8 September 2017|
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Response from Zolo C | Property representative |
yes it is available , it done by a foreigner you can find him near the taxi stand near helipad ,varkala cliff
22 July 2017|
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Response from GS R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about Parasailing, as the tides would be high. But August would be a cool time to visit with a combination of rain and sun and a bike rides along nearby places could be certainly enjoyed. I had visited the... More