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.
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
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.
NEARBY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram
An ancient Catholic Church
The old Dutch Fort
HOW TO REACH COVELONG BEACH?
By Air: The nearest airport is at Chennai,
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