Kappil Beach and Backwaters

Kappil is for those like solitude beaches. Obviously you'll not find the typical touristy paraphernalia at Kappil.

The highlight of Kappil is the estuary meets the Arabian Sea. A thin ling sandy bund , locally called the Kappil Pozhi, separates the sea from the backwaters. You can walk on the sandy beach right along the palm fringed backwater shore.

So where is Kappil?
This village surrounded by backwaters and sea marks the border between Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts.(There is another beach with the same name near Bekal, some 500 km north )

Kappil is about 8km north of Varkala, a much popular tourism and pilgrimage destination.

North of Kappil is Nadayara Backwaters, east the Nellathil Backwaters and west lies the Arabian Sea.

The easiest way to reach Kappil is to drive from Varkala to Kappil along the coastal road to Paravur and Kollam. There are local bus services from Varkala on this route.

Kappil also has a railway station. Passenger trains between Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram stop at Kappil. If you are traveling from Varkala, this is the second stop (after Edava).

The view from the bridge across the backwaters is panoramic. Right beneath the bridge is the boating point operated by the district tourism promotion council.

In Kappil village, you can also visit the ancient traditional Bhagavathi Temple and the Shiva temple south of it.

If you are planning to stay at Varkala, include Kappil in your itinerary as short excursion destination.


The Priyadarshini Boat Club at Kappil offers boating facilities in the backwaters.


Kappil Backwaters and the beach in the background

Kappil Beach and Backwaters

The thing sand beach separates the sea from backwaters.




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