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“Choppy waters during monsoon season”
Review of Varkala Beach

Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Varkala
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San Francisco, California
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“Choppy waters during monsoon season”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We couldn't spend too much time in the ocean since this time of year (monsoon season) the ocean is very choppy.

Visited August 2014
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“Awesome view from cliffs”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

No words to explain the natural beauty. It is the same Arabian sea, same waves but i feel something better than goa's beach. Cliff view makes a difference. Please be here for sun set. But one thing which i noticed was, locals are not that honest. Best is to have a local friend, he will protect you from greedy auto drivers.

Visited July 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Cliff side stay..”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

i am a native of goa, but when i reached here and seen the set up of shacks similar to goa, i was excited, needless to say this was brilliant as we stayed cliff side in a shack i guess it was bamboo shack nice place good view, basic loos
Only while checking in please check if there are locals groups too as they tend to act nasty around woman

Visited July 2014
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“A great little getaway”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile



I actually came here several times in sep-nov 2012.

Varkala beach is a really relaxing place, the beach itself is full of locals and westerners alike.

The water can be very harsh at certain times of year , so you should be wary if you are a weaker swimmer.

The usual lot of leering men stare at you even if you are in the full body swimming suit you borrowed off your mum!

The place is surrounded by great restaurants and enough shops and stalls to keep you haggling through the day.

I stayed in nearby Kochin for three months and came back to Varkala time and time again. Love it.

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Bengaluru, India
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“Papanasam beach”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

A peaceful and beautiful beach. You can see foreigners as well as locals at the beach. People are really warm and happy. The sea food is delicious. There are no disturbance creating people around which is common at other places.

Visited December 2013
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