The beaches of Pondicherry are one of the best beaches in South India. The beaches of Pondicherry are extremely clean with clear waters.
The beaches of Pondicherry are ideal for sunbathing, swimming or simply strolling on the golden sands. Though Pondicherry has numerous places of interest but the beaches of Pondicherry occupy a place of eminence among the tourists attraction. The Union Territory of Pondicherry is associated with a long coastline of 45 km. Tourists from all over India are attracted by the virgin beaches of Pondicherry occupy a place of eminence among the tourist’s attractions. For bathing as well as for swimming, the slopes of the beaches are gentle and safe.
The beaches of Pondicherry have turquoise blue waters which are cool, refreshing and soothing. It’s an ideal place to spend time in seclusion far from the overcrowded life of the city. There are cafes, resorts, cottages, and bars in most of the beaches in Pondicherry. This feature of beaches adds to the charm of the place.
The beaches of Pondicherry are gifted with many backwater lagoons and estuaries and vast stretch of swaying palms. This place is an ultimate destination for numerous adventure sports like kayaking, canoeing, boating and sailing. Some of the festivals which are celebrated by general people on the beaches are Veerampattinam Festival and Masi Magam.
The Serenity Beach is 1.5 kilometers long. This beach is cool and clean and it is a beautiful site to watch. This beach suits ideally the tourists who are in need of relaxation, swimming, and sun bath. The front of the sea is graced by an impressive statue of the Mahatma (M.K. Gandhi). 284 meters long New Pier and the Lighthouse are located further south.
The other important beach is Paradise Beach. This beach is called Plage Paradiso. This beach is located at Chunnambar near the mouth of the backwater. This is about 8 kilometers away from Pondicherry towards Cuddalore Main Road. This is a perfect place to relax and also for beach sport. Tourists can enjoy playing dolphins if cruised into the sea.
The other one is the Karaikal Beach. If you are interested in watching the rising sun, then you must visit this beach as it is an excellent place for this purpose. Here the tourists can enjoy the boating club on the beautiful backwaters of the Arasalar and they can also enjoy motor and rowing boats. There is a beautiful Mahe beach which is a beach resort. It is located 22 kilometers south of Kannur in Kerala.