Best time to visitN/A
Things to doSight seeing, Photography
Best MonthsSeptember - February
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank7 out of 57 attractions in Pondicherry
This Serenity Beach is a ten minutes drive toward the town's north. This virgin shoreline, with its peaceful surroundings is a perfect spot to laze away your day. Beautiful and outstanding, the name "Serenity" is exceptionally selected for this shoreline. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that this shoreline is a heaven for honeymooners. You will feel casual and quiet, as well as feel a feeling of having a place. This shoreline will give you an extraordinary perspective of the Indian Ocean and you can invest your energy in a voyage. Since the shoreline is not extremely well known yet, it is detached and peaceful. So keep all of your considerations about extravagant excursions to Paris and Italy away, and make the most of your special night on Indian waters where you will get a desire for time to achieve a standstill. Comparatively this shoreline is cleaner calmer and has a popular surf school toward one side of this shoreline.
Places to stay near Serenity Beach
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Auroville Ashram which was around 10km ride from hotel and mesmerizing views made the ride like icing on the cake. We had to reach the ashram before 3 pm, as we have to take the pass for Matri Mandir meditation session, which we only grab a day before. All the seat for next day was booked, so we got the pass for day after and they donot give extra pass each one has to go in person to collect the pass for themselves. And we walked view point of Matri mandir to take the outside look of the ball shaped golden monument(picture right here) which is a symbol of unity, as per belief of locals there. We took a round of ashram and went to the view point. Matri mandir is around a km or so from the ashram we went by walking to the view point and was back by the bus, after that we went to serenity beach and ended our day with ossam fire wood Pizza.
Golden sparkling sands, pristine shoreline, glittering waves, shacks plus colourful beaches sum-up the picturesque of Serenity Beach at Pondicherry. . From boulders and rocks to nets and fishermen’s boats, and from cozy beaches to splashing waves to cafes, you will get all. There are 1-2 shacks in the beach where you can get some snacks and fresh coconut water. We really enjoyed our trip to Paradise beach; you can spend hours sitting in the beach and enjoying the waves. The ferry ride is opened till evening only and off course there are no stay options at the island so plan you schedule accordingly..
This beach is a 20 min drive to the north of the town. Fishing boats are parked on the shore and one can see kids do summersaults off the deck. Most of the beach is covered with creepers and the green helps cool the place
• Serenity Beach: This is one of the beautiful beaches of Pondicherry. With fishing boats parked in lines on the shore and a rocky elevated beach walkway, this beach attracts a lot of local and tourists. Also, surfing a popular activity carried out from this beach. A surf school, good restaurants, and small shops selling items made of seashells are located near the beach. This beach closes by 6.30 pm.
We boarded a bus on Friday night from Shantinagar Bus Stop. Having done with dinner, all packed for Pondicherry, we stepped into the bus. And that being a sleeper bus, off we went to sleep.Next morning, around 5:30 am, the bus dropped us in Pondicherry. Getting off the bus, we were greeted by a group of auto driver. They are always available, but you have to master the art of bargaining in case you are a tourist. A cute little sister researching at the Pondicherry University was going to our partner for the day. So, we were aware of the rates to reach our hotel. Yet, we had to struggle a lot. And finally made the deal.Even though for a day, but we needed a place to rest and freshen up. We chose a place near Auroville that was perfect for our tight budget. Vedanta Wake Up- Auroville Beach was our place of stay. We were tired and headed straight to our room. The entire day was to be spent exploring Pondicherry, hence we thought of resting our back for a while. Sorry, for capturing pics of the room. But, trust me it was cozy. In case you are travelling in a group, do look out for their dormitory. It’s perfect for every gang.Ready for the day, we headed towards the Auroville beach. Our travel partner took us to this amazing place situated right on the beach; Nalla Eco Beach Resort. This resort is a good option in case you are coming down with your family or as a couple, and wish in Auroville. However, we were tight on budget and hence stepped in to only celebrate the day.
Serenity BeachAnother beach but unlike rock beach, it has white sand. Don't miss the sunrise here, it's beautiful.
After lunch ,if you want to just lie on the sand and enjoy sun ,then this is your beach. relax ,play in water or just enjoy making sand castles . You can easily spend a good 1-2 hours here .Head back to your Pondicherry hotel amd relax .
Serenity BeachWe checked in at a beach facing hotel at Serenity beach in the morning and let me tell you guys in my personal opinion Serenity Beach is the best beach in whole pondicherry. The beach is very clean and the crowd is really good like young generation people and foreigners, Serenity as the name says the beach is really serene, calm, quiet and beautiful. Our whole day was spent on the beach itself and this beach is best for chilling and drinking and do try the fresh sea food over there.
Put it in your priority list, bucket list, to-do list or whatever but come and visit this beach which has not been named Serenity beach for reasons unknown. The beach is a true paradise with every bit of serenity to offer. This beach, unlike, paradise beach doesn’t see a high tourist influx and you should be happy about it. This beach has steep slopes because of which it gets really high tides. High enough for surfing and not for swimming or bathing. You can see a lot of people surfing here or learning to surf. Adjacent to the beach is a surf school because of the ideal location. So, if you want to see the bluest of waters, head here to let time flow at your own pace!6. Take a walk through the whole of White Town and French Colony
Serenity Beach, PondicherryAs the name suggests, this is one of the best beaches in Pondicherry. It is completely isolated, hence you will see blue waters, swaying palm trees and an entire beach to yourself! Though its a few kilometers away from the east coast of Pondicherry, but its worth the visit! The roads are narrow and tough as well.Flight costRound-trip fares start from Rs 14,000 onwards. Booking in advance can get you best prices!Best time to visitSince its hot during the rest of the year, October to March has the most favorable temperatures for tourists to explore the city.Where to stay: Villa Shanti (Rs 9000), Palais De Mate ( Rs 14,500), For more options, check here.
-On 2nd day we woke early in the morning and headed toward serenity beach to see the beautiful sun rise. Here you will find some water activities like speed boat, surfing etc. After spending some phenomenal time there between the rocks we came back to our room and had breakfast.
Our next stop was Serenity beach which was closer to Auroville and our resort, about 5-6kms. We spent some 2 hours there and enjoyed bathing in the sea. On both ends of the beach are stone platforms that extend well into the sea and you can enjoy the sea view from a height. Be careful not to go to deep in the sea while bathing, the waves are powerful and there are no coastguards.
5. Serenity beach: On the third day of our trip we wake up 10:00 in the morning and went to serenity beach .This beach is twenty minutes drive to the north of town. Fishing boats are parked on the shore and one can see kids doing summersaults of the deck. A lot of beach is covered with creepers and the green helps clean the place.Carry towels,change of clothes and some water and snacks if you want to stay for a while.The beach gets pretty crowded so do keep an eye out for your belonging.For me this the best beach here to chill out. As I often say coming to beaches witout shades is useless but my friends always make fun of me but (Menu ki fark penda).
Next day began with a flop plan i.e. waking up early for sunrise, but as I said it was a flop one. Never mind the flop stuff, our next plan was to explore Pondicherry, but planned things never go in the planned manner and the same happened with us. Before going to Pondicherry we went to the Serenity Beach it is located somewhere in the middle of Auroville and Pondicherry and surely it was the most colorful beach I have ever seen. There were so many boats and then small piles of big black rocks where one can go and enjoy the beautiful view of Bay of Bengal.
A lavish breakfast of croissants, crepes and coffee at Café des Artes set the tone for an adventure. With nerves tingling, we hired bicycles for the day and started for Serenity beach, 5-6 km away from White Town.
When we return from here we go to the Serenity Beach to see the Sunset... Finally this is my last evening in pondicherry i search a north indian food corner and had dinner... Go back to homestay pack my bag because I have to wake up early morning.... I booked a Cab from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram..... (Road is awesome) and I headed to new destination.......
Pondicherry in march is too hot to go. Diving into the water and enjoying for a long time will give immense happiness along with that level of tan which will not go for almost 1 week. So put lots and lots of sunscreen. Serenity beach as the name suggests is a very peaceful beach with less crowd. The beach is clean and the waves are crazy. Go deep at you own risk. The waves come at a height of 5ft or so even when you are just a meter into the sea.
With the ride ready, we could no longer wait to check out the other beach (Serenity beach) which was 14 km from the main city. Driving Activa was pure bliss! Serenity beach was one of the isolated beaches of Pondicherry. There were many boats there, but less number of people. By less I mean two to three men at an Omlette stall. We had our breakfast there (the omelette was horrible). We watched the fishermen, enjoyed the cool waves, saw dolphins (yes, really!) and some French women swimming in bikinis.After spending around one hour at Serenity beach, we headed to The Indian Kaffe Express for lunch, but didn’t like the menu. Surguru Restaurant seemed the only possible option. But the waiting queue and the rude behaviour of the waitor/waitress drove us up the wall. We ate Dosa and had Lassi (both were not up to par).Following this, we checked into The Green Palace (our hotel for stay which was booked via OYO). Yet again, OYO didn’t fail to impress us. With its exemplary service and superb quality of food, room and staff, OYO did not leave any stone unturned in helping us make our trip comfortable. Post check-in, we decided to rest for some time and by the time we were ready for another stroll, it was evening. We decided to hunt for a good eating joint, for even in the morning, the breakfast and the lunch did not satisfy our hunger.
On second day (Sunday)we went to Serenity Beach . Beach was having less crowd than Paradise beach . Our next destination was Auroville, a place for meditation . We can view Auroville from outside only. Entry was not allowed there. It was beautiful piece of architecture. After Auroville we came to La Cafe at Promenande Beach . We selected this restaurant by seeing its rating online. Restaurant is much hyped online. It is basically a government restaurant having pathetic food. At night we had some shopping at Promenade and then had dinner at Dilliwala 6 .Third day we started for Bangalore at 10:40 am and reached at 5 pm.
This beach offers a wide range of cafes to choose from. However, interestingly, if you wish to change into different set of clothes, either after a visit to the beach or before, then washrooms are available only after ordering something from the cafes nearby. So enjoy a cool drink as you create memories at Serenity beach!Time required: 3 hours
The beach closes by 5pm, it's better to be on time.
This is where you see the other side of the beauty that is Pondicherry. If the French architecture and city take you to France and So do the Serene beaches. They are not crowded unlike Juhu or Chowpatty. According to me the right way to enjoy these beaches are to visit them around 5 in the evening with a couple of beers (They are cheaper in Pondicherry) and enjoy the sunset as the tides hit your feet and wash down all the stress of buzzing city life.
Clean, shallow beach with food shacks nearby..
Located 8km north of the city, Serenity Beach lives up to its name and is a place where you can laze the day away . Paradise Beach, accessible only by boat, is an option too, as is the Auroville Beach, ideal for swimming with its small waves and shallow waters.