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Covelong Beach

This beach of Tamil Nadu lies in a picturesque village on the State Highway that joins Chennai to the temple town of Mahabalipuram. This is one of the most beautiful and virgin beaches of Tamil Nadu India and adjoins a small but charming fishing village on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is located at a distance of 40 km from Chennai. It is located on the site that was developed originally as a port by Saadat Ali, Nawab of Carnatic.

The port was constructed purely for political and strategic purpose. It is the same place where the French General Laboudonnais anchored his navy unit in the year 1746. The port fell to Lord Clive in the year 1752, during the Carnatic War, and was promptly destroyed to stop further French onslaughts. The beach is separated from the mainland by the canal that runs parallel to the Bay of Bengal.

Covelong Beach is having amidst picturesque locales and serves as the perfect retreat, away from the hum drum of the city life. From a sleepy fishing village till early nineties, Beach of Covelong has turned itself in to a famous picnic and excursion spot. Among others, the place offers facilities like Wind Surfing, Water surfing and Swimming.

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An ancient Catholic Church, a Mosque and the Fort surround this beach of Tamil Nadu. All these buildings are very old and historically important. Take a walk around the Church and the Fort if you could spare some time from sunbathing.

One can have lot of fishing activities at Covelong Beach, which is a treat for the eyes in such a serene setting. However, with fast pacing developmental activities, the Covelong Beach of Tamil Nadu has become a top beach resort in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is specially a must visit site for all the adventure seekers, who love to stay on roll. The beach provides a plethora of water sport activities, like wind surfing, swimming, etc.

Apart from this, there is an ancient fort in the vicinity of Covelong Beach, which serves as a memoir of the yester years. To enrich your travel experience further, it is dotted with other historical monuments like churches and mosques. The ancient Catholic Church is a must visit place on the beach.

Other attractions of the breathtakingly beautiful Covelong Beach near Chennai are Old Dutch fort, church and a mosque. You can see the forts and other ruins of the historical structures around the Covelong Beach near Chennai. There are ancient Catholic Church, historical monuments, mosques only few yards away from the tranquil beach.

The ruins and old historical structure on this Covelong beach near Chennai still stands erect to tell the tale of the historical past of Tamil Nadu. The Covelong Beach is easily reachable by excellent road network that connects the town with the nearby cities.


 Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram
 Crocodile Farm
 An ancient Catholic Church
 A Mosque
 The old Dutch Fort


By Air: The nearest airport is at Chennai, 60-km away.
By Rail: The nearest convenient railway station is also situated at Chennai.
By Road: The beach is located at a distance of 60-km from Chennai and 20-km from Mahabalipuram. It is an hour's drive from Chennai. There are regular buses from Mahabalipuram and Chennai to reach the beach. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai or Mahabalipuram.

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