Covelong is a nice beach between Chennai and Mahabalipuram and a small charming fishing settlement. It was originally a port built by Saadat Ali, Nawab of Carnatic and it was here that the French General Laboudonnais landed his troops in 1746. Later taken by Clive in 1752 and destroyed. The beach is separated from the mainland by the canal running from Chennai to Mahabalipuram.
Covelong is a popular picnic spot and offers facilities for Wind Surfing and Swimming too. An ancient Catholic Church, a Mosque and the Fort make an interesting view from the resort. There is 5 star hotel of the Taj Group called "Fishermans' Cove" in Covelong.
How to get there
Air - The nearest airport is at Chennai , 60-km away.
Rail - The nearest convenient railway station is also situated at Chennai .
Road - The beach is located at a distance of 60-km from Chennai and 20-km from Mahabalipuram. It is an hour's drive from Chennai . There are regular buses from Mahabalipuram and Chennai to reach the beach. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai or Mahabalipuram.