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Besant Nagar Beach

Address: 6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Chennai (Madras), India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This beech is called as Eliots Beach. The places will be very calm and u can enjoy the sound of sea and wind. If you are a fish lover u try some street food. It will be more spicy. Very small beach and very good place to hang out.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

December is a good time to visit Chennai. The beach is nice and clean and offers street side light food like peanuts and bhelpuri. A walk along the beach during late eve will be nice

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Chennai (Madras), India
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157 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Chennai from overseas, you might be enthralled by the colors and flavors of this beach. For a local its just another noisy, dirty beach and there are cleaner options down the coast.Plenty of restaurants in the vicinity. This is no place to enjoy the calm before sunset for sure. Depends on what you are looking for...... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It is one of the famous beaches wherein you can spend time with your family and friends. It is also known as the Eliot's beach and most of the Cinema shootings are done there. Not only you can spend time there relaxed on weekends but also a place well renowned as a pilgrimage spot. It is situated near Thiruvanmiyur and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Really like this beach. It was near to the accommodation provided during my business visit. It not that crowded compared to marina beach. There are good restaurants around this beach and has good play area for kids. I felt the best time to visit would be during early morning and during evenings to chill after the hot chennai weather.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Besant nagar Eliots' Beach is one of those very very urban beaches! There used to be a time not long ago when people living near by considered it as their private beach! Not anymore today. Most evenings are crowded with people from all over Chennai. Bathing strictly inadvisable. Its a beach where you can go with your family especially accompanied... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Although the beach is not what it used to be in the past, it is still a good place to hang out. Don't expect too much open space to play around or a good clear view of the whole beach.. There are food carts lined across the beach.. as much as the hot snacks are appreciated, i feel they could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

People get together on the beach bcos its a comparatively cleaner and more happening beach in chennai. There's lots of shops on the sides, and the sands are much well kept

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was born and brought up just about half a kilometer from the Eliots Beach. It has become a part of my life since 1973. Those days it used to be a pristine stretch of beach with just a few youngsters hanging around in the evenings playing with the frisbee. We could comfortably go for a swim anytime,anyday without any... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is one best place to visit in Chennai. You have lots of hang out spots along the beach line. Definitely a must visit place.

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