Covelong is a fishing village in India
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, 40 kilometres south of Chennai
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, on the East Coast Road
East Coast Road
East Coast Road is a two lane highway in Tamil Nadu, India, built along the coast of the Bay of Bengal connecting Chennai to Cuddalore via Pondicherry. Presently, the East Coast Road has been extended up to Thoothukudi via Chidambaram, Karaikal, Nagore, Nagapattinam, Thiruthuraipoondi, Muthupet,...

 en route to Mahabalipuram. Covelong was a port town developed by the Nawab of Carnatic, Saadat Ali
Muhammed Saadatullah Khan II
Muhammad Sa'id Sa'adatullah Khan II was Sahib Zada of Safdar Ali Khan, Nawab of Arcot. After the assassination of Safdar Ali Khan in 1742, Murtaza Ali claimed for himself the Nawabship of the Arcot , Chanda Sahib who was taken prisoner to Satara by Maratha leader Raghoji Bhonsle had managed to...

. It was taken over by the French in 1746, and destroyed by the British in 1752.

The Dutch built a fort in Covelong during the colonial times, which today has been made the Taj Fisherman's Cove, a private luxury beach resort.

Covelong beach is one of the few places in the East Coast where wind surfing takes place.
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