About 6 kilometers (3.75 miles) north of Varkala town is the serene and scenic Kappil Lake. Bordered with coconut groves and trees this tranquil estuary roves gracefully and merges into the Arabian Sea. Get on the bridge that is built across the lake and you will get the most fascinating view of the lake pacing toward the blue horizon. The more adventurous can go for boating to enjoy the beauty of this lake. The Department of Tourism has arranged a boat club from where one can hire pedal boats which is another way to browse this tranquil waterway. The serene atmosphere here, without the hullabaloo of town or a crowded tourist spot, is sure to calm your nerves.
A train or bus trip will give a scenic view of the estuary between Edava and Kappil. Kappil beach is the meeting point of Kappil Lake and Arabian Sea. It is a secluded, rocky stretch lacing a grey sea. If you are a shutterbug don’t forget to take your camera; wherever you turn your camera a captivating frame is a sure result. You can visit Vettekkada beach as it is very near to this spot.