Kappil BeachIf you travel a little further north from Varkala town, you will reach the Kappil Beach where one side you have the ferocious sea and the other side the calm backwaters. It was one of the most idyllic road stretch with Arabian Sea and backwaters running parallel interspersed with land in between. You can also enjoy boating and other water activities in the evening at the beach.Where to EatThe cliff is lined with eateries and cafes, each providing with stunning views over the ocean along with equally amazing food. We spent our time idling in the cafes for hours with a book in hand, classic rock music playing in the background and eating to our heart’s content. Some of the restaurants not to be missed-Darjeeling Café – Friendly staff, amazing views of the sea and very inviting.The Coffee Temple – the coffee is to die for and also one of the favorites breakfast placesCafé Del Mar – European cuisineCafé Italiano – for the roof top views and the huge library below
9 Km away from Varkala is Kappil Beach. The best thing about the beach is that the road you will be traveling divides the sea and the backwaters. So the raging sea on one side and the calm backwaters on the other with the breeze swaying the coconut trees makes you realize the true meaning of God's own Country. Do not forget to try the banana fritters and beef roast from the small shacks beside the beach.
Kappil beach was our obvious choice as it was nearby and less crowded to have a peaceful stay @ the beach
Kappil Beach is an ideal destination for those who crave solitude. You can laze around here or hike to a small hillock, Kodi Cliff, for some spectacular views. Only 12km from the main town, Kappil Beach is a revered place for those seeking relaxation without the cries of hawkers and throngs of tourists. It is also one of the cleanest and most pollution-free beaches of Kerala.
There is a sidewalk built on the cliff which allows a scenic walk for about 90mins towards the north, passing Odayam, Eddava, Black Beach and Kappil Beach. If you're lucky you can get a thrilling view of adventure enthusiasts paragliding from the cliff or catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming together. You can get around by boat from the beach to get a view of the dolphins too! Overall, Varkala allows you to surround yourself with crystal clear water and white sand and experience total relaxation as the afternoon sun kisses your skin and the cool breeze blows gently through your salt-sprayed hair.