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Spectacular Cliff-side Beaches in India

By Manoj

Heading out to a beach has its own set of fun that it carries for a traveller. The sun kissed sand, frothy sea waves and the hot sun make for a relaxing time.

It is also a perfect place to indulge in various sports activities like beach volleyball, swimming, surfing and more. Travellers come from far and wide to these beaches to escape from the noise of the city and to enjoy in this timless solitude.

What makes these beaches even more interesting are the cliffs that are to be found here where you can climb onto the top and enjoy the panoramic view.

Vagator Beach

Vagator beach is known for its views of soft white sands, coconut palms and the Arabian Sea. Located amidst rocky cliffs in the shadowy palms, Vagator is popular for its chain of beaches.

The Thalassa Cafe at the cliff is the best place to enjoy the view of the sunset while sipping your favourite mocktail.

Vagator Beach

View of the beach from atop the cliff.
Photo Courtesy: Amit Chacko Thomas

Yarada Beach

Yarada beach is very close to the city of Vishakapatnam and is hence a popular getaway for both tourists and locals. The beach offers a splendid view as it is surrounded by lush green hills on its three sides and the vast Bay of Bengal on its fourth side.

The beach is located amidst greenery and soft golden sand. The beach is ideal for a short getaway as it provides travellers with serenity and calmness and it is also extremely clean and well-maintained.

Yarada Beach

Sea water splashing against the rocks at the foot of the cliff.
Photo Courtesy: ASIM CHAUDHURI

Arambol Beach

Arambol beach is located in the north of Goa further up from Baga and Calangute and unlike other beaches, it continues to be cut away from commercial operations.

This beach is all about simplicity and lesser known treasures such as the freshwater lake adjoining it. The beach has a cliff around it and travellers coming here can trek to its top to enjoy the view of this pristine beach and the clear sea water.

Arambol Beach

Scenic view of the beach from the cliff.
Photo Courtesy: Ridinghag

Gokarna Beach

Gokarna Beach is another popular beach that is located in Karnataka. On reaching this beach, tourists can enjoy the view of Arabian Sea on one side and Western Ghats on the other.

Water sports and sun bathing are other things that can be enjoyed at Gokarna Beach. The best thing about visiting this beach is its locale, that is devoid of any commercialisation, pollution and noise.

You can climb up on the nearby cliff and enjoy the magnificent views of the Arabian Sea at one end and the Gokarna town at the other.

Gokarna Beach

Spectacular views of the beach from the cliff top.
Photo Courtesy: Miran Rijavec

Varkala Beach

Varkala is a beautiful coastal town nestled in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It is the only region in the state where the hills come close to the sea.

The uniqueness of this place is the merging of cliffs with the Arabian Sea. Travellers coming here can relax on the beach or trek up the cliff and enjoy the amazing view of the region from up here.

Varkala Beach

Picturesque view of the sea from atop the cliff.
Photo Courtesy: Lukas Vacovsky

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