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Good Beach but Badly maintained

Could have been a fabulous beach,non rocky and super waves. But black sands at many places and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
r0hint0n
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Mumbai, India
The Beauty

Varkala beach is charming in its own way. Very neat and less crowded than the other beaches around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sankar E
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cliff” (444 reviews)
“strong currents” (19 reviews)
“big waves” (19 reviews)
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Varkala 695141, India
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Reviewed yesterday

Could have been a fabulous beach,non rocky and super waves. But black sands at many places and garbage littered. Dominated by beach shack owners. Avoid peak evening public rush.

Thank r0hint0n
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Varkala beach is charming in its own way. Very neat and less crowded than the other beaches around. What else is better combination than the sun, sand and water. Go and fall in love with the place.

Thank Sankar E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice long beach with restaurants and shops surrounding the cliff top. To access the beach there is a bit of a walk down stairs which was ok for me but some people may struggle. The sea itself wasn’t the clearest but fine for swimming. The...More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My Fav place to go. The beautiful beach cliff there are good restaurant which Serves u tasty Fish 😋. Recommended to visit. There is a coffee shop named “ Cofee temple” which serves u awesome coffe with tasty pan cakes 😋

Thank Sagar P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice beach...One of the cleanest beach in India.... enjoyed nicely...Lots of restaurant are there in the cliff

Thank Paramita D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Superb location for beach & food lovers especially seafood lovers., all restaurants are exactly opposite to beach, enjoy the food watching the beautiful beach

Thank ppnpower
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Varkala is a nice place to visit from Oct end to March...Nice and clean beach. Lot of water sports. Nice resturants are there on the cliff to hangout.

Thank satyam990
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit. We always love the place. We love that there is a cliff where there are some great restaurants which serve international food. this also not a commercialized beach so it's usually not very crowded. The waves are not too strong...More

Thank moit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well my husband now works at Varkala ,so it has now become one of the mostly visited places. Varkala has some of the most beautiful beaches of Kerala ( believe me, I have seen them most). The cliff is one hell of a experience. I'm...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a neat and clean beach. It is very famous for performing the rituals by the local people. A small hill which is clearly visible makes the site very beautiful and attractive. There are many resorts and homes for accommodation nearby. Local foods are...More

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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.
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RohitM1857
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
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PRITI P
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
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