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About Covelong

If beaches are your thing - don’t miss the beautiful Covelong (Kovalam) beach in Chennai. Situated about 40 kilometres south of Chennai, en route to Mahabalipuram, Covelong is a small fishing village blessed with a gorgeous beach. This beach is also one of the few places along the East Coast where wind surfing can be enjoyed. There is even a surf school cum resort here. You can also swim, sunbathe and generally relax along the shores of this tranquil beach. The beach is marked by some heritage buildings too, a key one being the erstwhile Dutch fort now converted into a private luxury resort - the Taj Fisherman’s Cove. There is also a charming Catholic church as well as a holy Dharga and temple near the beach. Besides the beach, Covelong vis well-known for its fishing activities and this is another tourist draw to the place.

Pro Tip: You can visit this beach when on your way to Mahabalipuram.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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