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Besant Nagar Beach

6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
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Tamil Nadu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Compare to Marina beach, it is quiet and clean. Many local people are walking, running, and strolling. Time passes just sitting, playing with kids making sand monument, or looking for nice sea shells.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It looks small comparing to marina. Its a good place to relax. We come after 9'o clock and have chat there. My son likes to play in sand. He likes to go back to home.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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