This is about 10 kilometers (6.25 miles) from Kanyakumari, close to Sanguthurai beach. Chothavilai is a 4-kilometer (2.5 miles) stretch of fine sand and among the longest beaches in Tamil Nadu. After the havoc wrecked by the 2004 Tsunami, the beach was reconstructed and refurbished to attract visitors again. So when you arrive at the beach, you will pass through a recently erected entrance frame with motifs of seahorse and starfish among other fish and a white conch on the top of the frame. Ahead of which is a flight of stairs leading you down to the white sandy beach. The vista of the sparkling blue sea from the stair-end is mesmerizing. On either side the beach stretches as far as the eye can see, speckled with gazebo-style sitting area, a few rustic shanties and a watchtower. It is engrossing to watch the small white waves tirelessly crash against the shore and ebb away. Shallow water makes Chothavilai ideal for swimming. With high sand dunes in the background and an endless aqua blue sea stretching into distance, the few hours spent at this Kanyakumari beach will be truly memorable.