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Paradise beach

Paradise Beach in Pondicherry, is quite a beautiful and clean beach. To get to the beach you have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
811michael
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United Kingdom
Calm and Clean beach, good for half day trip.

We took ferry ride to reach this beach, though i guess one can reach by road as well. Ferry price... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ArpitVin85
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place. It's a island where you reach by a boat. They change Rs. 300 per person which is worth a up and down trip to the sea through the lake. Sometime you may need to wait little longer to get the boat on your return. Plan the visit post lunch you can easily stau there till 6pm. If you visit in the morning or afternoon it would very sunny. Take required cloths so that you can play in the waves. You can take a horse ride Rs. 100 for kids and 200 for adults. Very neat and clean. You have restaurant as well for food. Good arrangement for showers. We throughly enjoyed and didn't want to come back

Thank SantanuKd
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A half hour boat ride to the Island, cost INR 300 per head.( thought this was overly expensive, especially if your in a group.) The Island had some fun spots for youngsters ( rain dance/fish spa/bungee trampoline) Lets put it this way, I would not do the trip a second time.

Thank Ranjit1945
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Paradise Beach in Pondicherry, is quite a beautiful and clean beach. To get to the beach you have to go to the Chunnamabar boat house and catch the ferry.There are a few shacks on the beach and limited activities available, like the Rain Dance, which is very popular with young people. There are lifeguards around who constantly keep an eye as to the safety of everyone. All in all Paradise Beach is a very nice beach, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful white sand and the clean blue water and enjoy the views, especially at sunset, when everything looks so calm and tranquil in the dark.

Thank 811michael
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful beach, I would say the best I have seen. The beach is very clean with white sand and almost flat surface. One can easily spend 2-3 hours and take photos. Less crowded.
I have accessed the beach from Le Pondy resort, which is located just behind the beach. I was told that this beach is otherwise is accessible only by boat ride.

The beach is open to public till 6:00 PM. However, those who come by boat has to start vacate by 5:00 PM itself. I took an early morning walk and is awesome.

Beach have few shacks maintained, shades and some games to keeping it interested for those visit.

Thank Harish L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took ferry ride to reach this beach, though i guess one can reach by road as well. Ferry price is 300/- INR per person (parking and per person entry charges extra, we paid 55 rupee in total). Beach is pretty clean and offer good time to relax and enjoy the waves. Very safe even if you go with kids as many life guards present on the beach.

Carry your water bottle and sun glasses. There are couple of outlet on the beach for little refreshments, mostly fast-food. A good place to spend 3 hours on an average.

Thank ArpitVin85
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One needs to catch a ferry to reach the Paradise beach. The fees are regulated by Pondicherry Government & no agents fly around. Just hit the counter & buy your tickets.

Ferry ride is exquisite with serene view of water & green coconut tress just kissing the modest waves. Nature at its best. Two types are ferry are available - double decker(big) & single deck(small) Suit yourself. Of course, keep in mind the queue & timings.

Rain dance is a major attraction for youngsters. Of course, there is mind blowing foot tapping music played by the authorities for you to enjoy in the rain dance.

Enjoy the Paradise (beach)

Cheers
Bharath

Thank WildHorseBharath
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit in Pondicherry.
Clean water with white sand. Not much of water sports or activities. But nice scenic view.
Life guards are present. Changing rooms and shower are just Okay.

You need to go to Chunnambar boat house to take the boat to reach this place.
If using google map, make sure to add Chunnambar as your destination and not paradise. We did this mistake and google took us to some backwater side with all narrow and broken roads. And there were at least 10 more cars just like us, following google map.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not quite what you imagine, as still a wild surf at times so cant swim most times, but worth going as less visitors

Thank happysheepChina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a clean beach but highly overrated -
1. Chunnambar boat house, from where you take boat to reach to paradise beach is highly mismanaged.
2. Parking lot is mismanaged.
3. Life jackets are waste and very very dirty.
4. Once you reach at paradise beach, there are very few places to eat and very few beach activity which was in working condition.
5. Some guards will be standing, who will not allow you to roam from one corner to other without any reason.
6. The changing rooms are very small, no hanging pins for clothes, in some there is even no water, on top of that there is about 2 inches of sand in every changing room.

3  Thank ShrutiS933
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to take a motor boat ride on the back waters to reach this island, which is totally maintained by the Pondicherry government. There are women who keep picking up the trash thrown by the tourists, and also life guards to keep the excited tourists from going deep into the water. They also restrict you to one stretch of the beach and do not allow to wander away so that they are in control.

Dont forget to carry your towels, beach wear and extra pair of clothing. There are shower rooms, wash rooms and changing rooms. girls can wear shorts and tshirts and enjoy the water. I didn't see anyone misbehaving anywhere in pondicherry so i presume people here are cordial towards the tourists. moreover pondicherry people are used to foreigners for many years so they are cool with girls wearing modern dresses. Local girls were dressed very traditionally. Beach slippers are the best to use. We saw some people walking into the beach with expensive footwear and handbags, and worrying whole time about spoiling them rather than enjoying the beach. Carry a backpack, no expensive clothes or accessories and enjoy the place.

food options are limited only two government run outlets and limited food items. you are free to bring water and food. Open shower areas are really helpful to wash out the sand.

I recommend this place for children and adults alike.

1  Thank URP70
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