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Address: Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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+91 99460 42340
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FANTASTIC!!!!

I would say the beach is one of the best. Great place very clean and little crowd compared to other beaches. We stayed at North Cliff the view was unique and breathtaking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
josephsimon2015
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Nagpur, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The approach from the road is not child, elderly, specially-enabled friendly: There are steep and uneven staircases leading down 80-100 feet to the beach.

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would say the beach is one of the best. Great place very clean and little crowd compared to other beaches. We stayed at North Cliff the view was unique and breathtaking. Specially if you want to watch the sunset or enjoy a relaxed dinner. Just sit at one of the cafe's along the beaches and enjoy yourself. Place is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had travelled to many beaches, however Varkala Beach is best beach i ever seen till now in India. Beach is just beside the Cliff. Cliff has lots of shops and restaurant. You will find many good seafood restaurant. Beach is conducive for playing. Its a very peaceful place. You will get many Ayurvedic Massage center in and around Varkala... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Too good..dont know why people flock to Kovalam... if a beach is there in Kerala it has to be only here ! Beautiful Red stone Cliff ! Clean beach Good crowd Great cafes n boutiques Lots of water and water sports.

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delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cold water,huge waves,and untouched beaches...these are but some of the memories which fill my mind when I think of my stay at Varkala.i visited last June and I guess the monsoons made the place look dry and empty but if quiet is ur style then a good time to visit.a beautiful cliff and clean beaches standout about the place! Also... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was very pleasantly surprised with Varkala Beach. Coming from Australia with our beautiful beaches that we take for granted, I wasn't expecting too much when we arrived in Varkala, but I was wrong! The beach was really lovely, water was warm and clear, with great body surfing waves. The family swam several times and all really enjoyed it. There... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beach is quite popular but doesn't get over busy. There are no shacks so you have to take your own food and drink. You have quite a few steps to climb down to get to it. So what goes down must come up. Also no sun beds available.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasent beach bounded by some great cliffs, with warm water and some cool soft waves. There's a strong sea current from time to time and the lifeguards can be very annoying with their whistles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is clean and there are shades available on hire. However there are many steps from the cliff to the beach so if you are not comfortable walking down the steps then you cant reach the beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

someone needs to confiscate that 'lifeguards' megaphone. The constant whistling and flag waving is one thing, but the police siren noise blaring out every few minutes for no discernible reason is another. Someone told me that he cant even swim anyway. There are also rumours about them enforcing racial segregation - turning Indians away from the north part of the... More 

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