Covelong Beach is located at a distance of forty kilometers from Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu. One of the popular beaches on the Coromandel Coast, Covelong is a dream destination that offers a picture perfect combination of the sun, sand and the sea. The swaying palms and the beautiful environs at the beach entice people from far and wide.
For all the adventure enthusiasts, the breathtakingly beautiful beach of Covelong will thrill you with an amazing variety of sports activities like windsurfing, swimming and other water sports.
The earlier times, Covelong was the renowned port of the Nawabs of the Carnatic. It is said that Saadat Ali, Nawab of Carnatic, built the ancient port of Covelong but it was taken over by French troops in 1746 and thereafter destroyed in 1752.
Covelong Beach lies in the lee of an ancient Dutch fort. A few walls of the fort still remain in the form of ruins. Thus, besides an abundance of natural beauty, Covelong is also adorned with historical monuments like forts, churches and mosques. The ancient Catholic Church is a must visit monument in Covelong. In its own way, Covelong unveils the history of Tamil Nadu.
The idyllic village of Covelong is renowned for its fishing activities, and tourists and travelers throng the village to bask in the soothing ambience.
For tourists looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday under the sun, sunbathing at Covelong is the ideal option. The experience of being amidst such serene and pristine environs will recharge you with energy and rejuvenate your soul completely.
Chennai Aiport is at a distance of sixty kilometers from Covelong. The railhead at Chennai takes care of the tourists traveling to Covelong by train. Excellent road network links Covelong with Chennai and Mahabalipuram.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
- Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram
- Crocodile Farm