Just 7 Km away from Varkala lies this this tranquil haven. This place is perfect blend of sea and backwater and offers double pleasure to the visitors. Monsoon waves peacefully rolled over the long stretch of black sand. I spent a quality time by strolling along the sea shore. I darted in and out of the ocean, leg plants rolled up to the knee, lost balance as the waves retracted, shifting the sand away beneath my feet. While walking along the beach I left my footprints on velvety black sand. The idyllic and secluded Kappil beach was almost like a private beach for me with no one around.
Kappil BeachThose of you know us well, would know that we always go to a place with a well researched itinerary. It always helps us to get the maximum out of our trip and the same research goes into our blog to help the fellow travelers. But we also make sure to keep aside some time where we roam around the place aimlessly to discover something different and new. And this is how we discovered the Kappil beach while driving around Varkala and we were so glad that we did. There is a small stretch of road here which has the Kappil beach on one side and the Kappil lake on another. A perfect photo opportunity for a drone shotClick here for the Google Location of the Kappil BeachThis is surely one of the untouched places of Varkala. As it looked like, not a lot of tourists pay visit to this beach and we could only find the local fishermen doing their daily chores. We took some pictures and proceeded from there
Still flying under the tourist radar, serene and picturesque Kappil is the one of the few beaches in Kerala that hasn’t been inundated by shops and eateries. The secluded beach is at the confluence of the Kappil Lake and the Arabian Sea, and is also one of the cleanest in the state. Visitors can take a boat on the backwaters adjunct to the ocean; stroll on the bridge that runs across the lake; or even climb up the Kodi Cliff for a panoramic glimpse of the Arabian Sea.
Almost all of Varkala is really beautiful , you will find backwaters , a lot of churches , lighthouse , helpful people , places full of nature . But still here i am mentioning some places that you can visit .1. Varkala Beach
Kappil beach is about 7 kms north of Varkala. It is a beach – backwater destination.Kappil is not just another tourist spot. It is a must visit place, especially if you are spending time at Varkala beach.In reality, they are waters of different natures.The west is the true blue Arabian Sea and the east is Edava Narayana Lake, which takes on a greenish tinge at times.The road runs as such for about one km.One of the best places for a bird’s view is the bridge across the lake. Not too far, the backwater drains into the sea. Splendid!The lagoon- coconut- sand strip of Kappil is a stunner. What if I say these are some of the most photographed coconut trees in Kerala? Either true or it is a shot close to truth any way.You can even walk from Varkala beach to Kappil. There is a beach side walkway from Varkala, to start with. It is built by the government, with tourism in mind. However, you will have to find your own path after a while.If you proceed through the beach side, Edava sands comes first followed by Kappil beach.The beaches at Vettakada, Edava and Kappil are gorgeous in appearance while being limited in scope. So they remain as local beaches where you could sit by the sea side and relax.These beaches feature a rocky barrier, a harsh reminder of the powerful tides of the swollen sea. And these rocks stand up to the onslaught of waves quite regularly, protecting the beach side road and nearby settlements. By the way, Kappil beach has its fishing community.The true fun of Kappil is the backwater ride. There are not many boats. And there are not many people too.There is also the choice to take mini boats for a ride. Row and pedal boats are available for hire at the boat club.The local shrine, Kappil Bhagavathy temple, is a regionally famous temple. The shrine is attractive, but this is a place of worship and not a sightseeing location. Darshan (worship) inside is limited to Hindus.