Varkala Beach, also known as the Papanasam Beach, is located in the Varkala town of Thiruvananthapuram District. The beach is an ideal location for sunbathing and swimming.
Surrounded by lush green areas and golden sands, the beach lies in South Kerala at the north-end border of the district. Renowned for its small shops and flea markets, the beach also attracts people for its beautiful views of dusk and dawn. It is also known for a fresh water spring, which is located at a cliff.