Covelong is a nice beach between Chennai (Madras) and Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) and small charming fishing settlement. It was originally a port built by Saadat Ali, Nawab of Carmatic and it was here that the French General Labourdonnais landed his troops in 1746. Later, it was taken by Clive in 1752 and destroyed. The beach is separated from the mainland by the canal running from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, Located Coromandel Coast40 kms away, an hour’s drive from Chennai city or from airport. Over the years, the beach has become one of the preferred excursion locations around Tamil Nadu.
Covelong Beach offers a plethora of water sport activities such as wind surfing, fishing and swimming. Along with the coastal stretch, there is an ancient fort in vicinity of Covelong Beach
Covelong does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Chennai, at a distance of 32 kms from Covelong
Chennai is 40 kms
Mahabalipuram is 19 kms