(Last Updated on : 09/08/2017)
Covelong Beach is famous for wonderful scenic beauty and dazzling silvery beaches
. It is situated in the Coromandel Coast
of the Bay of Bengal
. The beach offers its visitors a slice of serenity far from the hustle and bustle of city life. The beach is covered with white sand and is dotted with swaying palm trees
. Covelong Beach differs from the rest of the beaches, as it is not over crowded. Swimming
and wind surfing are popular activities among tourists visiting the beach.
Location of Covelong Beach
It is a fishing village
which is 40 kilometres south of Chennai, situated on the East Coast Road en route to Mahabalipuram.
History of Covelong Beach
Covelong Beach was a major port in the 16th century. Covelong was a port town developed by the Nawab of Carnatic, Saadat Ali
. It was taken over by the French in 1746 and demolished by the British
in 1752. The Dutch
built a fort in Covelong in the colonial times, which today has been made the Taj Fisherman's cove.
Attractions of Covelong Beach
Covelong Beach is the chief hub of fishing activity. Covelong beach is one of the few places in the East Coast where wind surfing takes place. There is a surf school with resort in the beach. This beach is also well-known for its calm environment and of course its water sports
. The beach has a very old Catholic Church
bounding it. Just a few steps down the church, is a mosque. The gorgeous Shore Temple and the Crocodile
Farm here are one of Indias most well known tourist spots. There is a small fishing village close to the beach. Their boats and nets can also be seen on the beach.
Visiting information of Covelong Beach
Covelong Beach is simply reachable by Old Mahabalipuram Road and East Coast Road from Chennai. Apart from this, the beach can also be accessed by boat, along with the coast of Chennai or Chengalpattu
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