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Address: 6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
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$15*
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Carter road of Chennai

Reminding me of Carter Road in Mumbai, Besant Nagar beach or Bessy at is popularly called by the locals is perhaps Chennai's favorite hangout. Not as big as Marina, it gets very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Reminding me of Carter Road in Mumbai, Besant Nagar beach or Bessy at is popularly called by the locals is perhaps Chennai's favorite hangout. Not as big as Marina, it gets very crowded on weekends.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Must to visit place in Chennai for me. I love going there in morning for long run whenever I am in Chennai. Lots of good restaurant for foodie as well.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite place to get together whenever I want to meet friends. Evening is the best place to hang out by the sea and enjoy. If you visit here by afternoon, you will be tortured by ladies who see 'hand josiyam'. Be prepared to run from them, If you are not interested. If you have a big gang,... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Its worth to visit this beach-- not much far by your own car. Car Parking is a problem as per the crowd reaching the beach on weekends. Neat by a small place to enjoy with kids and have dinner. Its much clean than Marina.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Besant Nagar beach is not different beach than Marina. It is Marina beach which is accessed by the area called Besant Nagar. The beach has been kept clean by the government as well as Public. Avoid going on weekend as it gets very crowded.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Fantastic beach to hang out with family and friends. Lots of street food around. The beach itself is clean and not unbelievably crowded like the Marina beach. Locality around is also pretty good for spending a nice evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very beautiful and clean beach and it has less crowd when compared to marina beach. We went on vacation and my kids thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. If you don't live in India and if you are have less immunity, avoid eating the street foods and water particularly. Other than that to have a nice walk or to spend... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We frequent this beach often. This is very popular and has good parking and a row of good restaurants near by. Also the 2nd most popular beach in Chennai . You will find it packed with people during Weekends..Must visit ..

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

it is a place where u want to go and forget all u r self, have a good time with ur friends and family. The beach is neat and is very well lit during night time. It is surronded by classy cafes and eateries, I had good time there . Must visit place if u ever visit Chennai

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This beach is cleaner and less crowded compared to Marina beach. There are lot of eating joints on the beach road. Evenings are lively and good place to hangout.

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