Pondicherry Beach / Promenade Beach
#2 of 29 Places to Visit in Pondicherry
Distance (From Pondicherry Bus Station): 3.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: 100m From Gandhi Statue
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 3.5 km from Pondicherry Bus Station, Promenade Beach is one of the popular beaches in Pondicherry along the Bay of Bengal. It is a 1.5 km long stretch between War Memorial and Dupleix Park. This is one of the top places to visit in Pondicherry.
This beach is called by multiple names like rock beach due to rocks along the beach, Gandhi beach because of statue of Mahatma Gandhi and also as Promenade beach. Popularly this beach is also called Pondicherry beach because of its close proximity to the city.
It's a long stretch of rocky beach with benches and wide pavement for morning and evening walks. It is adjacent to Goubert Avenue, the historical section of the city which has several beautiful colonial buildings. This long stretch has statues of Jeanne d'Arc Dupleix, Mahatma Gandhi and War Memorial. There is also a 27 meter tall old Lighthouse near this place. The Hotel de Ville and Town Hall also adorn this place.
This beach is usually busy during morning and evenings. This beach is easily reachable from different parts of the city.