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 11 Amazing Beaches in Pondicherry

1. Auroville Beach

Auroville Beach
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Auroville Beach, located near Auroville in Pondicherry, is a tranquil and picturesque stretch of shoreline along the Bay of Bengal. This serene beach offers a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and bustle and is known for its serene ambiance and golden sands. It's an ideal spot for unwinding, taking leisurely walks, swimming, or simply enjoying the soothing sounds of the waves.

Things to Do: Laze at the beach, yoga
Location: Auroville Beach is situated near Auroville, approximately 8 kilometers from the Pondicherry city center.

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.

Things to Do: ATV rides, Camel Rides, and Horse Rides, Banana Rides, Jet Skiing
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.

Things to Do: Surfing (surfing schools can be found), swimming (during low tides)
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.

Things to Do: Laze at the beach, jog and morning walks at the promenade, shop for souvenirs
Location: Pondicherry Promenade.

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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.

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.

Things to Do: Sightseeing near the beach - statues, churches.
Location: Yanam Town, approximately 8km from Pondicherry, typically takes around 15 to 20 minutes by car/bike.

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.

Things to Do: Sightseeing near the beach
Location: Karaikal Pondicherry

8. Quiet Beach, Pondicherry

Quiet Beach, Pondicherry

Quiet Beach, also known as the Serenity Beach, is a serene and relatively less crowded beach in Pondicherry. It offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city life and is characterized by its soft golden sands and the soothing sound of the waves. It's an ideal place to relax, take long walks, enjoy the scenic beauty, or simply unwind.

Things to Do: sunbathe, practice yoga, and admire stunning sunsets over the Bay of Bengal.
Location: Quiet Beach is situated about 7 kilometers from the city center of Pondicherry.

9. Mahe Beach, Pondicherry

Mahe Beach, Pondicherry

Mahe Beach, located in the Mahe region of Pondicherry, is a beautiful and less crowded beach along the Arabian Sea. With its tranquil ambiance and golden sands, Mahe Beach provides an ideal setting for relaxation, leisurely walks, and enjoying the coastal beauty. This beach is less commercialized, making it a peaceful escape for those looking to unwind by the sea.

Things to Do: Relax, take a walk, savor the coastal experience
Location: Mahé, Puducherry, about 20 kilometers from the city center.

10. Reppo Beach, Pondicherry

Reppo Beach, Pondicherry

Reppo Beach, located in the Mahe region of Pondicherry, is a serene and less-explored coastal gem along the Arabian Sea. This peaceful beach offers visitors a chance to escape the crowds and enjoy the tranquil shoreline. It's an excellent spot for leisurely strolls, relaxation, and enjoying the coastal beauty away from the city's hustle and bustle.

Things to Do: Relax, take peaceful walks, and relish the unspoiled coastal beauty, making it perfect for a quiet, off-the-beaten-path beach experience.
Location:Reppo Beach is situated in the Mahe region of Pondicherry, approximately 20 kilometers from the city center.

11. Eden Beach, Pondicherry - The First Blue Flag Beach in Puducherry

Eden Beach, Pondicherry - The First Blue Flag Beach in Puducherry

Flaunting super clean surroundings with sparkling white sand, Eden Beach in Chinna Veerampattinam is a proud blue flag-certified beach in Pondicherry. It is located almost 7 km from the White Town area and the Promenade beach of this city. Also, the well-known Paradise Beach is just 1 km south of this beach. Lying on the east coast of India, Eden Beach offers some mesmerizing sunrise views.

Open : Monday - Sunday: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location : Maraimalai Adigal St, Ariyankuppam, Puducherry 605007
Facilities Available : Free Parking, Separate restrooms for disabled visitors, Changing rooms, washrooms, etc.

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