Papasnanam Beach, Varkala

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Dip yourself and wash away your sins at Papasnanam Beach, a long stretch of yellow sand along the shore of the Arabian Sea believed to purify one’s soul. The cliffs behind the beach, the only area in south Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the sea, are covered with lush greenery and occasional palm tree on the beach provides the shade. These limestone formations also feature numerous water spouts and spas used in Hindu religious rituals. Take a stroll, observe religious ceremonies at the site where poojas are held for the departed souls or catch surf. Make Papasnanam Beach a part of your Varkala vacation plans using our Varkala route builder site .
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  • The beach is fairly clean and you can rent/rent umbrellas and sunbeds for a ridiculously low price. Being the beach big enough you won't find it overcrowded, and then no one will disturb your privacy. The downside is that, however you will not be able to fully enjoy the sea with a normal swim because of large and strong waves that a bit as you will force to get wet in the water's edge. I for one I paid 2 surf lessons to enjoy it a bit more. In my opinion the best Kovalam Beach for bathing and swimming peacefully and especially recommended for families that go with the kids.
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  • Nice clean beach, very rustic. Unless you are a very good swimmer, do not attempt to swim, as the seas are rough. Would recommend taking a pair of swim trunks and wade into the water. Visit the restau...  more »
  • After the great beach come repeatedly tiny coves, very nice and leave us little tourists, unfortunately even no shade, very plump and strong sun. Flow especially when the entry is very strong. All Varkala pollution especially in the cliffs heavily present.
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