The Auroville Beach is close to Auroville in Pondicherry town. Located around 12 kms from the main Puducherry Town, off the East Coast Road (ECR) just opposite the road leading to Auroville. Its shallow waters and small waves make it an ideal place for swimming.
It is a fairly popular destination on weekends. On weekdays, it is relatively less crowded. There are two monuments of historical importance on the beach.
The sea front is graced by an impressive 4 meter tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi, set amidst eight exquisitely carved pillars and, a wonderful war memorial commemorating the soldiers who lost their lives during the World War I. The Lighthouse and the 284 meters long New Pier are located further south.
This stretch of beach, like most beaches in Pondicherry, is pristine sans littering of any kind, thus enhancing the ambience of the place. After a day trip to Auroville, spend the evening strolling the Auroville Beach, and enjoying a magnificent sunset. Carry your camera along and take back some memorable photographs of your visit.