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Besant Nagar Beach

6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Bessie beach, we arrived at tea time just as the sun was setting and all the stalls were setting up for the evening, lovely to see so many people just relaxing and enjoying the evening, coffee carts, ice cream sellers, candyfloss boys all selling their wares, fantastic photo opportunities. some nice roadside eateries overlooking the beach,

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Chennai (Madras), India
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96 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One of the best place in Chennai , lots and lots of people come here early in the morning to do their workout , walking , jogging , stretching ... Early morning sunrise is a wonderful sight from this beach , hotels are available for refreshments. Very easily accessible from all parts of Chennai. Must visit for all age groups... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is nice place to spend ur time. try to reach at lease by 5:00pm to enjoy the sea. Lot of petty shops with lots of snack (especially corns). Nice hotels near by too (KFC notably). Must see place.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Absolutely stunning beach ... And residents of this super-metropolis would agree- its Superiority in Chennai. Its way less crowded than other counterparts like Marina, Gandhi, Golden, Thirwanmayur, etc Must visit. And Yes, you can take a long bath too. Super Tip- Go Early to See Picturesque Sun-rise!

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I stayed in Chennai from 2006 to mid-2008. There are a few beaches in Chennai. Everybody goes to Marina. As its close to the station and more hyped or talked about. In a 2 year stint in Chennai, I just went there once. The beach in Chennai is the Besant Nagar beach. One of the most hip-hop places in Chennai.... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a good beach within the city and it is better than Marina and more family friendly. Elliots beach is worth your time.

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Top Contributor
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301 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went to this beach last night, Saturday evening, with friends. So welcoming and felt very safe, even after sunset. Lots of families with kids, games, rides, food vendors, and nice atmosphere. The beach has some garbage, and i didn't see it well enough, since it was dark, but the water looked/smelled clean. on the road, there are several restaurants and... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I visited on ta Saturday evening, after sunset. It was crowded with stalls selling everything from fried fish to toys and trinkets, to opportunities to test your skill with a small air-gun. Especially crowded on the weekend. I have known it to be less crowded on weekdays. Go there if you enjoy this kind of urban scene. Nice to see... More

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Bangalore, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I visited this beach after last week's bad experience in marina beach. I found this beach far.. far ..better than marina. Still lots of scope of improvement specially the shops in beach is really bad. Lots of space and nice atmosphere in beach during morning and evening. Plan for lunch or dinner near to this beach. Nice eateries near to... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a nice beach but one has to bear the filth and stink which prevents spending longer time. Beaches are meant for long quiet hours. Will the authorities step in to clean up?

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