Covelong Beach Chennai is located at a distance of 40 km from Chennai and I reached the beach by 4.30 in the evening. The beach was very calm and quiet with tourists roaming here and there. Except for the children playing there was not much noise at the beach. It was well maintained and neat, and seemed a perfect place for those who want to meditate enjoying the cool and fresh wind from the sea. there was a canal going from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, which cuts off the beach from the mainland.
I sat on the sand watching the people walking and the children running about. There were vendors selling hot tea, coffee and snacks. Some roamed about with toys and colorful balloons to attract the children and many of the children had the balloons in their hands. A man came selling groundnuts and I bought some and enjoyed it. After spending some time on the sand, I got up and went into the water and enjoyed the waves that circled my legs. The water was cool and felt good.
I heard that the beach was well known for windsurfing that was provided to the visitors. Being an adventure lover, I too took a ticket and had the experience of surfing on the water. A life jacket was given to me and I was told to hold on to the rope tightly as the tides were strong. It was a very thrilling experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. After the surfing for some time on the water, I went to the nearby stall that sold local snacks and had vadas and tea. I love this snack, especially with coconut chutney and sambar.
I could also see some ruins of a Dutch Fort, church and a mosque near the beach. The sunset that I viewed at the beach was very beautiful and everything turned deep purple as the sun went further in the sea. Soon it was getting dark and the people started leaving the beach. I too got up and went to the hotel, planning for a long drive at night. I reached the hotel by 7 in the evening.