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

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best beach complete privacy even in the crowd

crystal clear water best place to have a dip and swim clean beach also best to go on nov to jan last week

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Shivachandru V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

crystal clear water best place to have a dip and swim clean beach also best to go on nov to jan last week

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Thank Shivachandru V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as touristy/crowdy as we expected. We were there in January. Gorgeous landscape around it. Lots of little wildlife.

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chastre
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good beach but the tourists have to close their eyes to not see all the litter that is thrown everywhere . I saw very often the locals throwing their litter on the beach and to descend to the beach, the cliffs are full of garbage. The best moment to be on the beach is very early in the morning... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach but strong waves. My 8 year old collected hermit crabs and learned to swim under waves.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beach is of high spiritual meaning for the Hindu community. It is very special to visit. The beach is invisibly divided in two, a touristic part which needs to adopt urgently an anti-trash policy, because it is very littered, and the other side is were traditional families go to bathe sins away and pray for loved ones that passed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Varkala beach is definitely one of the best beaches in Kerala....There is a cliff side and south side....There are steep stairs to get down to beach from cliff...U can also get to beach by going via road... The beach down the cliff is a playground....Soft sand for beach volleyball or just walking....Shallow waters to have fun... The beach is not... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tied almost all the beach on this list, Varkala is best beach on mainland India, second only to beach on islands of India

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Thank Max S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

wonderful beach, warm waters, careful with waves and curent. Nicer beach and more accessible (thisn one requires goign down 5 flgihts of stairs form cliff) 20 mn walk Norht towards Odayam

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Thank Pascale R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this beach! The waves are indeed crazy so you need to be careful. Often the lifeguards who are monitoring the sea conditions, will make people get out if they perceive there to be a danger. If you want to go in and play like a child & dive under the crazy waves do so but be careful,m. My friend... More 

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Thank Carol D
Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean and beautiful beach, there are many options for home stay too. Food is awesome in nearby restaurant.

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