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Besant Nagar Beach

6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I visited first time this beach thinking it to be a peaceful and clean beach. But seems my luck or maybe the beach was really messed up with thrashes and food everywhere. Shack owners should make a point of having a wash area after eating so that people dont litter tissue papers for wiping their hands. I have literally seen... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Elliot's Beach (Besant Nagar Beach) is neither crowded like the Marina beach nor is it lifeless and isolated like the beaches of North Karnataka. It is a reasonably clean beach with plenty of eating and gaming options, specially for kids. There is plenty of parking available and lot of restaurants adjacent to the beach. This is a nice place... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you a couple, friends or family anyone can visit here and enjoy the scenic beauty of mother nature. Sea shore view is good and not much crowded like marina. Still you find a peaceful evening time spot here. But try to leave as early as possible as the safety is bit concern at certain places of this beach. Parking... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This beach is far better than the 'famous' Marina Beach in Chennai. This is far less crowded and polluted. It's an artificial beach though.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A beautiful and lovely place to enjoy sunrise during the relaxed weekends. Helps to recharge the energy levels.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is one of the beautiful beach of chennai and compared to marina beach this is less polluted and crowd is also less. Gives you a pleasant experience.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Yes ! Every chennaite's weekend spot would be Elliots :) The sunday Crowd in the evening Ultimate :)

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The idea of a sun bathing, swimming, surfing and all that you typically associate with a beach does not hold true to besant nagar beach or for a matter of fact any beach in Chennai. This beach is the lifeline of people in chennai. People come here just for evening walks, families come and spend the evenings, friends catchup for... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Love this beach. Not as large as the Marina but lovely. Large footpaths for a goog walk. Nice broad road for Parking though it can get full very fast. It has some interesting shopping in the vicinity can pick up good brands of clothing which are essentially export surplus or rejects. The velankanni church is close by. Has some small... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This beach is an elite beach. Good breeze easy to walk and wet your legs at the shore. Parking is a problem here. Home town people visit here often.

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