Here is what you can in Varkala.
1. Be at the Beach, especially at Sunset
Mornings are great at Varkala beach, but sunsets are simply stunning. Don't miss them. You can even watch it from the cliff. 2. Try Seafood
It goes without saying that you must try the sea food when at the sea. You are also in for a treat if you are a vegetarian. The cafes and restaurants serve fresh and yummy food. Try the first restaurant near the parking of north cliff. The restaurant is hidden behind some some foliage. 3. Shop, Shop and Shop
Yes, there are so many shops all along the north cliff that you might have to close your eyes and walk that lane to curb the urge to shop. 4. Walk till Black beach, also called Thiruvambadi beach
A kilometer of walk will lead you to this beach. Its peaceful and scarcely crowded. There is also an aquarium that falls on the way. 5. Visit Kappil Beach
Take an Auto (or Best a Bus as autos are expensive) to Kappil beach. Its a strip of beach where on one side you have freshwater and other side is the ever-so-massive sea. More details here: https://2littlemoments.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/visiting-a-sea-coast-in-cyclone-when-cyclone-okhi-struck-varkala/ Enjoy!!