Pondicherry beach is also known as the Promenade beach Pondicherry. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the town. The sea erosion caused by the building of a new port in the Ariana Kuppam Sea destroyed the beautiful beach. The remains of this beautiful promenade are in the Marine wall of the Riverside Shilpa, which makes it unsuitable for walk or swimming. However, there is an artificial bank on top of it called La-Foux plains, which means 'fake beach'. In the evenings, traffic flow is closed on the coast, making it an ideal place to walk around the sea. The Promenade is spread across a 1.5 km coastline, and it is parallel to all the major attractions in the city. It is a must-visit place when you go to Pondicherry.
Promenade Beach is at a distance of 12 km from the city. You should spend at least 2 to 3 hours to completely enjoy the beach. You can also indulge in nature photography, a walk amid nature and relax at the beach. On one side of the beach is the war memorial and on the other side is the duplex park. The beach is close to old monuments of the city such as the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, old lighthouse, heritage town, etc. There are also many restaurants on the beach, where local dishes are served, and the famous Café which makes this place a joyous lot for tourists. Some restaurants serve seafood which makes this beach heaven for the lovers of seafood. The Promenade Beach Pondicherry is well kept and clean.
There is a long wall of rocks along its coastline at the Bay of Bengal. The large rocks are fortified by the Pondicherry Government about twenty years ago to stop the attrition and sinking coastline at the Promenade beach. Make sure to see the spectacular visuals of the dusk at the beach.
The tourists can see rocks and boulders on this serene beach. There are a lot of street vendors who are selling locally made handicrafts and street food. The beautiful heritage building is situated opposite the beach. It is the Tourist Information Center. Therefore, all these attractions make the Promenade beach one of the most sought after tourist destinations in South India.
Promenade Beach, Pondicherry Timings: 5:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Promenade Beach, Pondicherry Entry Fees: Nil