Eden Beach - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Pondicherry Bus Station): 9 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: At Chinna Veerampattinam Village

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Paradise Beach, 2 km from Veerampattinam Beach, and 9 km from Pondicherry Bus Station, Eden Beach is a newly developed beach by the government of Pondicherry. Located at Chinna Veerampattinam village, this is one of the cleanest beaches in India, and among the top places to visit in Pondicherry.

Flaunting spotless surroundings with sparkling white sand, and azure blue waters, Eden Beach in Chinna Veerampattinam is the first beach in Pondicherry to gain the Blue Flag certification from the Foundation for Environment Education (FEE) in Denmark, which makes it one of the 10 Blue Flag beaches in India. Blue Flag beaches are the cleanest beaches globally, which are eco-friendly and have all the amenities for tourists.

Eden Beach is located between Paradise Beach and Veerampattinam Beach. The Arch at the entrance of Eden Beach welcomes you. As you arrive at Eden Beach Pondicherry, you will spot the backwaters of the Chunnambar River and thick coconut plantations, offering a panoramic view. Lying on the east coast of India, Eden Beach offers some mesmerizing sunrise views.

Eden Beach has an 800-meter-long safe swimming zone with lifeguards. However, the beaches in Pondicherry always have unpredictable currents, therefore. Therefore, it is advised not to get too deep into the water for safety reasons. The beach has washrooms, sit-outs, and umbrella huts everywhere to get the much-needed shadow if you visit on a sunny day. One can walk up to the estuary of the Chunnambar River, from where you can see the famous Paradise Beach on the other side of the estuary. Eden Beach also has a children's play area and an open gym for adults.

Besides, Eden Beach Pondicherry is one of the bird-watching hotspots in the region. In the migratory months of October to March, visitors may spot some rare birds like Pacific golden plovers, oystercatchers, northern pintails, little terns, and various shorebirds here, along with the resident birds like herons and egrets. There are also small & fancy eateries offering tea & coffee, samosa, sandwiches, ice creams, and local snacks near the parking space. So, you should grab your snacks before entering the beach.

Timings: 24 Hours

Entry: Free