The Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort is just off National Highway 45, on the way to Cuddalore (Kadalur). Paradise Beach is some 2kms away, and requires a boat trip. The boat rides start only at 9:30AM or so, which is a bit of shame, since by that time the sun has been beating down for a few hours, and it starts to get quite hot in the sun. If you do not intend getting into the water, then you may not be able to spend more than 10 or 15 minutes in the open. Of course, there are foreigners who seem to believe that this is the ideal amount of sun and heat for sunbathing and tanning. Most however prefer to relax under the thatched huts by the beach. Winters may offer milder weather.
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The boats that ferry people to and from the beach can be seen here. They seem to operate every half an hour or so.
This little crab was quite incredibly camouflaged, and it took a few tries to focus on it, since it kept on moving fast.
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