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“Relax and Enjoy the purest beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach
Papanasam Beach, | North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Varkala
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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“Relax and Enjoy the purest beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

The beach is clean, good to relax, lot of restuarants serving varieties of sea food. Lot of items for shopping. A perfect getaway

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“Well it's a beach!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

The 'main' beach at Varkala is ok. It can be quite busy but never crowded there is plenty of space. The sea is shallow with plenty of rolling waves - great to play in. There is the odd bit of flotsam but it's not too bad. There are girls who come along each day and collect any trash thats on the beach so it's fairly clean. Although away from the beach many shopkeepers are still throwing rubbish over the cliff! Don't look too closely at the paper residue coating some of the rocks!
Umbrellas are available to rent for somewhere between R100 and R200.

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“Good and bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

South beach - very quiet - strong currents - not good for swimming. But - good for a dip and quiet time.
Walking to north beach - there is a massive rubbish dump - very disappointing.
North beach - looks better for swimming, and there are life guards. Sadly a lot of western tourists with little respect for local customs - you know who you are ladies!!

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“Not too busy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Not too busy and nice to take a stroll along to clifftop bars and restuarants

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“Big waves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

I went to the beach several times to take a swim, and I felt like a little kid, playing with the big waves. The beach was safe, always guarded by at least two lifeguards, and not at all crowded. You can also walk southward, to the part of the beach that is sacred and kind of reserved to the Hindus (althought you feel always welcome) and eventually leads to the Janardhana Swami Temple, half a Km away.

Visited October 2011
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