3. 8:00AM - In front of the White Town there is Pondicherry Beach. This beach is a rock beach. Just like marine drive in Mumbai
Best beach of Pondicherry- ‘Paradise beach’ also known as Plage Paradiso which is nearly 13km from the city. Beach is not accessible by road so To reach Paradise beach you need to buy ferry tickets from the Chunnambar Boathouse present on Cuddalore road. The beautiful ferry from the boathouse is the best part to reach the beach, with the view of the backwaters on the way with green and thick mangrove forests. Charges varies from ferry to ferry and the no. of seats on ferry. Normal charge was 300 per person (two-sided) last ferry time from island is 5 pm. A picturesque clean and calm beach with blue water and golden sand. This place has clean washrooms and changing rooms and has a space for rain dance also.
Paradise beachParadise beach does complete justice to its name. Its like a beach on an island, covered with white sand, water on all sides and shacks to chill around. It is a perfect place to have a romantic time and this beach is not very crowded.Well there are other beaches also, like the Serenity beach, the Ousteri canal and the Auroville beach.
Day 4: As planned we wanted to visit Paradise beach, and so, we headed to Chunnambar Boat house after breakfast. For parking and entering, you need to pay at the gate. After entering, you pay for the boat ride, which is Rs. 300 each person. Now, if you stay at RKN Beach resort or Le Pondy, the beach in front of you is Paradise beach. I got fooled and paid 600 for our boat trip. We could have just walked on the beach in front of our hotel to reach the end, where the boat drops you. Also, you can drive to “Paradise Beach (Local)” in Google maps and walk on the beach. It’s a misnomer that you can reach Paradise only by boat. Paradise Beach can also be reached by a 1.5 Km walk on the serene beach.