Any trip to puducherry would be incomplete without a visit
to its beaches. Though it’s hot and muggy through most
of the year, puducherry has four main beaches which are fairly
popular with tourists and locals alike. As opposed to the
rest of India, the beaches here are relatively clean and not
Most of the beaches are a little away from the town except
for small stretch of sand behind Seagulls restaurant on Goubert
Avenue. However this stretch is not as popular because of
its lack of accessibility and security.
The 1.5 km long promenade running
along the beach is the pride of puducherry. There one can
relax or take a stroll at any
time of the day. On the sea front are several land marks.
The War memorial cold and dispassionate throbbing the memory
of last dreams, the statue of Joan of Arc blazing an inspiration,
the heritage town hall, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi standing
tall, Dupleix statue, old light house, the remains of the
old pier, the old customs house, speak the splendor of the
by gone era. The well furnished tourist information centre
is situated in esthetically heritage building facing the sea
to cater to the need of visiting tourists.
8 kms. from the town, along the Cuddalore Main Road this beach
can be accessed from the Chunnambar Resort. Flanked by a quiet
flowing creek on one side, the beach can only be accessed
This beach is a ten minutes drive to the north of the town.
This virgin beach, with its serene surroundings is an ideal
place to laze away your day.
The Auroville Beach as the name indicates is close to Auroville.
It is right off the ECR, opposite the road leading to Auroville.
Located around 12 kms from the main puducherry town, its
shallow waters and small waves make it an ideal place of swimming.
It is a fairly popular destination on weekends. On weekdays
it is relatively less crowded.
is provided by the Department of Tourism, Puducherry
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