Karimanal Beach, Pulicat, Thiruvallur
Karimanal Beach is an extension of the Pulicat Town beach. The beach is normally quite deserted and serene. Portuguese colonized the lake in 16th century followed by the Dutch. The Dutch drifted to the lagoon as their ships got stuck on the shores of Karimanal village on the opposite side of the mouth of the lake. During the Dutch occupation, Pulicat was known by the name Pallaicatta.
The Beach is located at about 2 Kms from Pazhaverkadu Bus Stop, 2.5 Kms from Pulicat Bus Stand, 10 Kms from Thirupalaivanam, 9 Kms from Karungali, 21 Kms from Ponneri, 21 Kms from Ponneri Railway Station, 75 Kms from Thiruvallur, 71 Kms from Chennai Airport and 56 Kms from Chennai. Town buses are frequently available from Ponneri and Red Hills.