Kappil Beach & Lake
#3 of 21 Places to Visit in Varkala
Distance (From Varkala Railway Station): 7 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: At Kappil
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 7 km from Varkala, and 18 km from Kollam, Kappil Beach is a gorgeous beach situated at Kappil near Varkala. Along the coast of the Arabian Sea, it is one of the lesser-known beaches in Kerala, and among the top Varkala tourist places.
The Kappil Beach consists of at least one kilometer of sand that forms a spit between the Arabian Sea and the waters of Edava-Nadayara Lake. Surrounded by coconut palms, a narrow rocky stretch soon gives way to golden sands. The pristine Kappil Beach is an ideal blend of the backwaters and sea. Watching beautiful orange sunsets while dipping your toes in the pristine waters of the sea from the untouched sandy beaches of Kappil is one of the most calming and soothing things to do in Varkala.
Tourists can spend quality time at this place by indulging in some beach activities or by strolling along the seashore. It's a calm and peaceful beach where you can enjoy picnicking with your family or friends. The beach is extremely admired by beach lovers or honeymoon couples. The natural beauty and soothing atmosphere make this place a favorite destination for those who like holidaying in a place that is free from the crowd.
Also known as Kappil Lake, Edava-Nadayara Lake is a huge freshwater lake situated just adjacent to the beach. This smooth waterway rolls gracefully and intermixes with the Arabian Sea. A bridge built across the lake faces the seductive scenery of the lake stepping towards the blue horizon. One of the most delightful activities one can try here is boating where visitors can enjoy the picturesque view and the tranquil ambiance can soothe the nerves. Tourists can take a quiet 30-minute boat ride or rent a pedal boat from Priyadarshini Boat Club to search through this poised waterway. This is the perfect place for photo fanatics, nature lovers, nirvana seekers.
Boating Timings: 10 AM - 6 PM
Boating Fee: Rs. 600 for Safari Boat (Max - 7 Person)