Placed in the region of Auroville in Pondicherry, the Auroville beach lies along the shoreline, sharing borders with the Bay of Bengal. Visited by locals as well as tourists in huge numbers, it is one of the most popular beaches in Pondicherry. Auroville beach has golden-colored soft black volcanic sand.
Located at a distance of 12 km from the main Pondicherry town, this beach lies opposite the road that takes you to Auroville. The waves at the beach are small and the waters are shallow, making it ideal for swimming. As the beach’s slope is gentle, swimming is one of the best things to do at the Auroville beach for expert as well as novice swimmers. The shingle and shells in different colors get deposited here, making the beach all the more beautiful.