Rock Beach, often referred to as the Promenade Beach or Pondicherry Beach is a beachfront located along the Bay of Bengal. The coastline of this beach is 1.5 km long and starts at the War Memorial built at the beginning of the beach, while ends at the Dupleix Park built at the Goubert Avenue. Unfortunately, this beach is not open for taking dips in the sea or any water sport activities, but many visit the place during sunrise and sunset for walking, jogging or taking a stroll. The beach is clustered with tetrapods along the coastline, while a concrete pathway has been constructed which is flanked with cafes, restaurants and pubs. These restaurants serve various cuisines including French, Indian, Arabic and Chinese. Some of the places have live band performances that attract many tourists. The restaurants and pubs do not allow any customers after midnight and shut down before 1:00 AM.Apart from restaurants, there are shopping boutiques that sell textile materials, home décor and souvenirs for you to take home. The various hotels built around the beach provide several stay-at options for foreigners and local travellers. There are no vehicles allowed on the concrete and paved path, but there is a parking space provided at the entrance where you can give a fee of NR 5 and let the watchman take care of your vehicle.One may encounter various hawkers and vendors selling balloons, neon bands and tiaras whose presence may be vexing. The beach is not as crowded on weekdays as it is on weekends. Highlights of Rock BeachRock Beach, popularly referred to as the Promenade Beach is a 1.5 km long beach filled with tetra-pods. There are several highlights of this beach that you must stop by for a memorable experience:1. Sit in a café and enjoy the viewThe beach is aligned with cafes, restaurants and pubs overlooking the beach. You can have an exquisite culinary experience while listening to the gushing waves of the ocean.2.Shop at the elegant boutiquesApart from cafes, there are also shopping boutiques that sell handicrafts, home décor and tiaras along with the magnificent site.3.Jog, walk or stroll at midnightThe Rock Beach is open for visitors till midnight, and many come here to spend some quality time with their families and sweethearts.4.Visit the War MemorialThere is a French War Memorial built by the beachside, dedicated to the Frenchmen who died during the First World War.