Chennai has something for every traveller to get engaged in be it wandering down the busy shopping streets, dining out to satiate their taste buds with mouth watering menus or exploring the picturesque beaches. Tourists from various parts of the country and the world swarm in to get introduced to the vibrant culture and rich history of the city.
Chennai has some of the most gorgeous beaches not to be missed. Visitors flock these beaches to watch the sunrise and the sunset apart from taking a relaxing stroll along the shore. Covelong beach is an incredible beach situated on the Coromandel Coast at a distance of 40 km from Chennai. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Chennai. People would be delighted to view the inspiring waves dashing on the silver sand.
Walking over the long stretches of sand to enjoy the captivating vivid sights is a common feature observed at the beach. Tourists would marvel at the lonely shoreline that also holds other attractions for history buffs including the ruins of and the Dutch Fort and a Catholic Church.
Covelong Beach is located along the coastline of Bay of Bengal near the village of Covelong. It was initially established as a port by the Saadat Ali for Carnatic Nawabs which was later occupied by the French in 1746 and ruined by Britishers in 1752.
Activities at the Beach
Kovalam Beach proffers several activities to keep the travellers engaged including Surfing, Parasailing, Boating and the Fishing. Visitors can rent a motor boat to enjoy the magnificent beach.
Covelong beach is renowned for being the first surfing village of the country. Famous Surf Schools include Ocean delight and Covelong Point Social Surf School. Waves of Covelong Beach are gentle and calm, making it an ideal destination for surfers.
Image Gallery of Covelong Beach Chennai
Other key treasures to be explored near the beach include Mahabalipuram and Crocodile Farm.
Chennai is well linked with other parts of the country through road, air and land. Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal spread over an area of 37 acres has several buses connecting different cities to Chennai. Major railway stations of the city are Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. There are several daily trains running from different parts of the country to Chennai Central. Trains connecting different cities of the state run majorly from Chennai Egmore.
Chennai Airport is said to be one of the busiest airports of India. Airlines connecting the city to the various parts of the country land at the Kamaraj domestic airport. There are various international flights that connect Chennai to the other parts of the world and these flights land at the Anna Terminal.
Covelong Beach can be reached either through the Old Mahabalipuram Road or the East Coast Road from Chennai. Several bus services operate from the Chennai Metropolitan Transport Corporation and TNSTC Villipuram. People even travel by boat from the seashore of Chengalpattu.
Entry Timings and Fees
No entry fee is required for visiting the beach. Tourists generally prefer to visit Chennai during the months of November to February in order to avoid the scorching heat of the city. Sea breeze can be enjoyed the most at this time.