Promenade Beach


14.3/5(38 Ratings)

Promenade Beach Overview

Ranked 6 of 169 sightseeing in Pondicherry

Promenade is around 1.5 km long, which run along the Pondicherry beach in the town. This long stretch has statues of Jeanne d’Arc Dupleix and Mahatma Gandhi, the heritage building ‘Mairie’ and War Memorial built by French. It also has 27 metres tall Old Lighthouse, Gandhi Thidal and a circular shaped customs house at this site.

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Promenade Beach

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Promenade Beach

Susparsha Kher
12th Dec 17

One of the most prominent beach

One of the most prominent beach  Video Review

Promenade Beach

Megha G krishna
23rd Jul 17

Promenade Beach Pondicherry

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Promenade Beach

Kapil chowdhry
13th Dec 17

Awesome place to visit

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Promenade Beach

1st Oct 16

Amazing experience

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Promenade Beach

28th Sep 16

Excellent place to visit

Excellent place to visit  Video Review

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Kaushal ghia
28th Sep 16

Rocky Beach

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Promenade Beach

Arihant Jain
25th Sep 16

What travellers are saying about Promenade Beach

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  • Very Good 9
  • Excellent 4
  • Good 3
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Jyothish soman

Jyothish soman5.0/5

6 reviews

One of the best beaches

Excellent place to walk, clear blue water and nice boutique restaurants all over the place. Le duplex and Villa Shanthi are the best hotels in french colony
  • One of the best beaches

Ajith G a

Ajith G a5.0/5

143 reviews

Good Place to visit in the evening

This beach is easily accessible as it located very near to main areas of Pondicherry.The complete stretch of road next to beach will be closed to vehicles from 6 in the evening.There is lot of space for parking vehicles near the beach and there are multiple entries to the beach/road.The complete stretch of road will be colorful in the night with different buildings decorated with lights.The secretariat, Gandhi Status, French Memorial are located on this road.Generally, there will be one or the other show/performance happening on this road in the evenings.Must visit place in Pondicherry. (Preferably in the evening).

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Sudhir Babu

Sudhir Babu4.3/5

17 reviews

Pleasing and Soothing experience

A Moonlight walk by the beach is adorable. This is one of the most happening places in Pondy. Do not miss an evening walk on the 1.5 km stretch of the Beach Road.The restricted traffic adds to the party.Do have a sip of coffee at the 'Le Cafe' by the beach.

Sangram Ghatge

Sangram Ghatge4.3/5

81 reviews

Crowded but still calm and peaceful

It's a stony beach. French Colony on one side and Bay of Bengal on the other. Duplex park, Gandhi statue, French War Memorial all important monuments are on this beach. Good place to see sunrise and to relax in evening. Went here in February. Afternoons were hot but evening's were cool.People need to learn not to throw plastic around. Totally recommend for those visiting Pondi.
  • Crowded but still calm and peaceful

Jai Dait

Jai Dait5.0/5

35 reviews

Wonderful place

Well this could be the Marine Drive of Puducherry. A very long and clean road alongside the sea face. The level of cleanliness is impressive. You can just sit and relax there or watch the beautiful buildings in front of the sea face reminder of the French culture.We were lucky to witnessed the full moon night there on the occasion of Sharad Purnima. Next day also we catched the sunrise, which was the most amazing thing.

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Babbi  Vojjala

Babbi Vojjala4.3/5

12 reviews

Hangout place with full of fun

If you have a gang and thinking to hangout somewhere then Pondicherry is best place to have fun and pass your time. You can have a lot of fun over the rock beach only for photoshoot and site scene.
  • Hangout place with full of fun

Anand Solanki

Anand Solanki2.9/5

11 reviews

A beach for a stroll

Well its a beach where you can take a Morning and Evening stroll as at noon it is really hot. You can jog here, run here or simply enjoy the breeze here. At Evening the vehicular movement is halted till Morning so as to allow daily comers and visitors to do their activities. There are many hotels lined up here where you can stay or eat. Overall a nice place to stroll as a loner or with your loved ones.

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Shijo Thomas

Shijo Thomas3.6/5

41 reviews

Rocky Beach

Just 2 km from Pondicherry Railway station very close to White Town's Promenade Beach. Tourists and local come together in the evenings when the traffic is blocked. Parks Street food and wind from ocean is perfect spot to enjoy your evenings. Don't miss the sunrise view from here and a morning jog as well.
  • Rocky Beach
  • Rocky Beach
  • Rocky Beach
  • Rocky Beach

Soumyajit Kundu

Soumyajit Kundu4.3/5

104 reviews

Great place and good beach

This is a very good beach side. Though the beach is laden with boulders to prevent possible erosion, the place is very clean and it's about a km long stretch starting from Park Guest House on one side and ending at the Chief Secretariat. Entire road is well maintained, and the beach side is well built as well with lots of sitting place for the elderlies. Till afternoon vehicles are allowed to ply so it's a wonderful experience to drive along. From evening the road is closed for traffic and is full of evening walkers, tourists etc. There are some food stalls as well to provide snacks items.

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Nirman Parkar

Nirman Parkar3.6/5

9 reviews

Nice place to chill

This place is just like Marine Drive in Mumbai. A major tourist attraction, be whatever time, the breeze would always cool you down. The good thing is its the best place to capture all sort of emotions as major tourist flock in this place. I spent my entire afternoon just by sitting by the side of promenade and watching the waves. A must visit place.

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