Amazing Beaches in Pondicherry

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Popular Beaches in Puducherry

A former French colony by the Coromandel Coast, the beaches in Pondicherry are picturesque and serene, offering one some of the most surreal views of the sunrise. The seaside promenade looks like som (Read More)ething out of a painting, with a long stretch of a paved walkway by the rocky beach in the French Quarter. Those looking to escape the crowds of this French Riviera can head on over to Paradise Beach or Pondicherry Beach for a more relaxed seaside holiday.

Here is the list of 10 Amazing Beaches in Pondicherry

1. Auroville Beach

Auroville Beach
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Auroville Beach, also known as the Auro Beach is located north of the city centre. It is a part of the Auroville Ashram and attracts a lot of foreign tourists and locals alike. The beach does not have a lot of establishments that provide food. The Ashram has maintained its serenity and ensured that it is not tampered or changed a lot due to human encroachment.

Type of Beach: Part of the Auroville Ashram.
Things to Do: Laze at the beach, yoga
Eating Options: Many small stalls selling seafood can be found.
Location: 9 Km from the city centre. One can take a private vehicle or hire a taxi or autorickshaw.

2. Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach, also known as Plage Paradiso, is situated in Chunnambar, close to Pondicherry town. To reach the beach, one can take a ferry across the backwaters, which takes around 20-30 minutes. The beautiful ferry ride from the boathouse along the backwaters on the way to the beach covers green and thick mangrove forests. There are a few shacks along the main entrance to the beach, and you can get fresh coconut water and some simple snacks.

Type of Beach: Private beach but parts are open to the public
Things to Do: ATV rides, Camel Rides, and Horse Rides, Banana Rides, Jet Skiing
Eating Options: Shacks and Small Stalls serve fast food and a variety of seafood
Location: 12 Km from the city centre, south of Panambur port. Ferries transport tourists to the beach and back. One can also drive or ride to the beach which takes about 30 mins.

3. Serenity Beach

Serenity Beach

Located on the outskirts on Puducherry in Kottakuppam, Serenity Beach gets its name from the Spa-Resort-Inn located at the spot with the same name. Originally, the beach was called Thanthirayan Kuppam Beach or plain Kottakuppam Beach. Boasting of tranquillity and sun-kissed sands, the beach is a gorgeous getaway from the city. The shoreline is lined with a trail of rocks and dotted with sea-facing resorts ideal for honeymooners.

Type of Beach: Public beach
Things to Do: Surfing (surfing schools can be found), swimming (during low tides)
Eating Options: Shacks and Small restaurants can be found near the beach serving mainly seafood.
Location: 7 Km from the city centre. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

4. Promenade Beach

Promenade Beach
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Promenade Beach is a famous stretch of beachfront that extends for 1.2 km from War Memorial to the Dupleix Park on the Goubert Ave, in the city of Puducherry, India. The beach is often crowded with groups of people playing volleyball, jogging, walking, skating, yoga. Due to the beach being rocky, swimming is generally prohibited.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Laze at the beach, jog and morning walks at the promenade, shop for souvenirs
Eating Options: Cafes can be found at the promenade serving a variety of fast-food and local cuisine.
Location: Pondicherry Promenade.

5. Veerampattinam Beach

Veerampattinam Beach

Located on the outskirts of Pondicherry in the coastal village called Veerampattinam, Veerampattinam Beach has an extensive coastline and is counted among the most beautiful beaches of Pondicherry. Since the beach is little known, tourist inflow is minimum and the beach boasts of golden sands and pollution-free environs. One can also see many fishermen at work with their huge boats and nets.

Type of Beach: Public beach
Things to Do: Beach picnics, beach games like volleyball
Location: 9 Km south from the city centre. One can drive to the beach or hire a local taxi.

6. Yanam Beach

Yanam Beach

Situated in the town of Yanam, the Yanam Beach is an excellent getaway for those looking to spend quiet time away from the crowds. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi beach one can partake in tranquil boat rides, as well as a walk along the Ferry Road. One can sit back on cement chairs enjoying the quiet views of the beachside or enjoy a perfect picnic with family on a pleasant day.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Sightseeing near the beach - statues, churches.
Location: Yanam Town, a territory of Pondicherry

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7. Karaikal Beach, Pondicherry

Karaikal Beach, Pondicherry

Located in Pondicherry’s Karaikal city, Karaikal Beach is a popular one owing to its breathtaking views. It is a natural beach that lies on the Bay of Bengal and attracts large crowds throughout the year since it is an excellent spot for a dip and for evening walks. An ideal place to witness the sunset, there is a rocky path here to walk on, fishing boats to watch and plenty of opportunities for nature photography. Besides food joints and shops around the beach, there is also a park to visit.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Things to Do: Sightseeing near the beach
Location: Karaikal Pondicherry 

8. Quiet Beach, Pondicherry

Quiet Beach, Pondicherry

As the name suggests, Quiet Beach in Pondicherry is a calm and serene location that is a hidden gem for most. With clear water, golden sand and big waves, it is perfect for a relaxing day of picnicking, sunbathing, collecting pretty shells, building sandcastles and more.

Type of Beach: Private Beach
Location: Auroville, Chinna Mudaliyar Chavadi

9. Mahe Beach, Pondicherry

Mahe Beach, Pondicherry

Located close to Kannur, Mahe Beach in Pondicherry is a quiet and clean beach that also forms Kerala's northern coast. Lined with tall palm trees, the beach is a must-visit during the early hours of the morning to witness the gorgeous sunrise while walking on the white sand along the blue waters. Not only is it ideal for swimming but also for beach sports like volleyball; for those looking to relax, the view of the sunset here is absolutely spectacular. There are restaurants around that serve delicious food and shops that sell souvenirs.

Type of Beach:
Public Beach
Location: Mahé, Puducherry

10. Reppo Beach, Pondicherry

Reppo Beach, Pondicherry

A relatively unknown beach located in Pondicherry’s Vaithikuppam area, Reppo Beach is a peaceful location that is generally free of massive crowds. Known for its spectacular views of the sunset, it is ideal for swimming and surfing. There are quite a few fisherman’s boats around and once in a while a cargo ship passes by as well. It is the place to visit if you are looking for some peaceful time away from the crowds and want to enjoy nature.

Type of Beach: Public Beach
Location: Mariyamman Koil Street, Vaithikuppam

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