Promenade beach is called by multiple names like rock beach due to rocks along the beach, Gandhi beach because of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Popularly this beach is also called Pondicherry beach because of its close proximity to the city.
It’s a long stretch of rocky beach with benches and wide pavement for morning and evening walks. It is adjacent to Goubert Avenue, the historical section of the city which has several beautiful colonial buildings. This long stretch has statues of Jeanne d’Arc Dupleix, Mahatma Gandhi and War Memorial. There is also a 27-meter tall old Lighthouse near this place. The Hotel de Ville and Town Hall also adorn this place.
This beach is usually busy during the morning and evenings. This beach is easily reachable from different parts of the city.