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“Beach is good but till 7:00PM” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Besant Nagar Beach

Besant Nagar Beach
6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Beach is good but till 7:00PM”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great beach to visit with family, however once it starts getting dark its better to leave the beach as there are third grade people who come here with some pickup girls and sit in the dark and do nasty things... would not recommend if visiting with family to stay after 6:30PM or 7:00PM, you can go around 5:00PM and leave by 6:00 or 7:00PM that should be fine.

Visited September 2012
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“Beach - Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Beach is a great destination for all of all ages. The old can feel happy about the temple and the Church close by. Young revellers can enjoy the beach with cheap food outlets. The foodies are sirrouded by many option of outlets.
Great place to walk with fresh breeze to support.

Visited October 2012
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“Food Festival at Elliot Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I had an opportunity to visit Besant Nagar beach, should be knows as Elliot beach. It was well organised and had an oppotunity to taste the food of nearly 20 varities. They had about 150 stalls and Zee had organised a Sare ga ma pa orchestra. It was entertaining and the weather was cool. Surprising people did not make the area dirty, which was one of the reason for opposition. Keep it up....

Visited October 2012
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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“"Not the best beach in Chennai but better than Marina beach"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This beach is next largest attraction beach in City (Next to Marina Beach, Chennai).
The beach is located in Besant nagar.. Most of the visitors here are Besant nagar residents, Foreigners and students including couples.

Pros -
1. Better than Marina beach.
2. The beach width (sand portion) is lesser than Marina.
3. Hotels available near by.
4. Parking lot available.
5. Cleaner than marina beach.

Cons -
1. This beach has also started becoming ugly.
2. No toilet facilities.
3. Parking will become difficult in the evening.

Overall an another much visit beach in India..

Visited December 2011
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“Another Unique Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Nice eateries nearby, good shopping area for warehouse sales. The church nearby is awesome. Get fish fried fresh on the beach. Not bad place to walk around

Visited September 2012
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