Covelong Beach

Last updated on October 19th, 2019 at 01:08 pm


The beach located on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal nearby the village of Covelong. The beach is quite far from Chennai city however this is the most popular beach in Chennai. This beach is perfect for those who looking for an ideal and calm place to enjoy a day out in the sun. It was initially just a small fishing village but nowadays expanded to become one of the most prominent beach resorts in South India. The people also explore the old seaport that still presents on the beach. In Kovalam, there are plenty of quality beach resorts available to add more memories in your life. The beaches at that location are unconditionally wonderful and are greatly enjoyed to visit the whole day as well as Covelong Beach is one of the adventure places in Chennai. Also, this beach is famous for Olive Ridley Turtles travel to hatch their eggs every year. The beautiful palm trees with white sand give you peace of mind. There is no better place than Covelong Beach to experience the adventurous water waves.

History of Beach

Kovalam Beach was derived from the term ‘Covelong’ from the British because of their inability of pronouncing “Kovalam”. A retreat among palm trees and sand that is silver, Saadat Ali for Carnatic Nawabs set up as a harbor in Covelong Beach. In 1746 the French get hold to control of this place, and the Britishers planned to its destruction in 1752. Since the centuries before to the days the Beach has been changed into one of the picnic spots and the most visited place. Nearby the village founded the first Surfing School in India. The beach is deals a too much of water events to its tourists. Another important thing is to spend some time on the beach have been automatically adjusting your mode to relaxation. The calmness it provides during the sunset is excellent. 

Tips for Visiting Beach

  • Apply sunscreen before you step onto the beach.
  • Do not litter.
  • There is no restaurants close this beach so pack sufficient quantity of snacks that would keep you full.
  • Things to carry with yourself an umbrella, hat, and sunglasses to provide complete protection to your skin.

Best time to Visit Beach

Timing: Sunrise to Sunset


  • Surfing
  • Para-Sailing
  • Boating
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba diving
  • Jet ski rides
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Yoga and Music Festival

Travel Tips

  • Muttukadu (4 Kms ahead)
  • Crocodile & Snake Bank (5 Kms)

How to Reach Beach

Location: Covelong/Kovalam (Chennai – Mahabalipuram Road)

Mode of Transport: Bus, Cab and Auto

Distance: 40 KM