The Sotha Vilai or Chothavilai beach is one among the most important beaches in the district of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. The beach here stretches over 4 km which make it one among the longest beaches in Tamil Nadu. It is about 10 km from Kanyakumari, close to Sanguthurai beach.
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 beach will be truly memorable.
It is also one among the most seriously affected areas of the district during the 2004 Tsunami. The beach was reconstructed and refurbished to attract visitors again.