Besant Nagar Beach

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  • Address: 56, Elliot's Promenade, Tiruvalluvar Nagar, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090 , India
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Leisure, Family And Kids

Perfect to escape the hysteria of the city, Besant’ Nagar’s Elliot beach is one of the most refreshing beaches of the city. No short of any happening chowpatti, you will find lots of recreation activities here. From kids play areas including a Ferris wheel, some lip-smacking street food and lots of fresh flower selling vendors this beach is a lot of fun in many ways. 

In the evenings, you will find a lot of youngsters coming to the promenade that is lined with popular eateries, to hang out. Geographically, its importance lies in the fact that it is the Marina Beach’s end point. The beach derives its name from the once Governor of Madras, Edward Elliot. A visit to the Velankanni Church post a morning walk here can guarantee a blissful day ahead! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chennai itinerary 1 day.

  • Annai Velankanni Church Bus Stop
  • RB Quarters Bus station
  • Besant Nagar Bus Station

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  • Besant Nagar Beach Address: 56, Elliot's Promenade, Tiruvalluvar Nagar, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090 , India
  • Besant Nagar Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Besant Nagar Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Besant Nagar Beach(preferred time): 06:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Besant Nagar Beach: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 75.8% of people who visit Chennai include Besant Nagar Beach in their plan

  • 38.65% of people start their Besant Nagar Beach visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Besant Nagar Beach

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

80.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Besant Nagar Beach

People normally club together Kapaleeshwarar Temple and San Thome Basilica while planning their visit to Besant Nagar Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • I love this beach very much. comparatively very clean. Very decent crowd. A best place for a morning walk. Few temples are there nearby. Children will enjoy spending time there. Lots of shops there. Crossing the road, we have lot of famous brand food shops available. Pizza, burger, ice Cream, etc. Good place recommended for family outing.

  • This is one of the less crowded beach in Chennai. The ambience looks good and you will find lot of eateries here on the beach side. It is very clean and well maintained and better than the marina beach. Best time to visit during evening time with family and friends and during weekends it looks very lively. Must visit place for the tourist.

  • This beach is very filthy and not taken care well. This beach has a lot eateries in and around which makes this the most happening place. I love the seafood counters which charge you less and deliver mouthwatering food. I will return only to enjoy the food out here and not to enjoy the serenity or calmness a beach provides to you. Thank you for your time and good luck!

  • Confluence of water and earth anywhere is always a pleasant experience. So is this beach. What I liked was the early morning crowd. Some wrestlers practicing some dumbbell doers doeing their dumbbells. Alongside the road sitting on benches Senior citizens ladies and gents joyfully exchanging views, Reminded us of old time village ambience. Overall good experience Morning hours may be pleasant Parking no problem. Enjoy the vast expanse in all its grandeur.

  • I will definitely recommend to visit this beach if you are in Chennai. You can take your family with you. There are many food stalls where fish fry and other fast foods are available. Good environment. It was too sunny during the day time. Hence, I revisited another day during evening to avoid the sunshine.

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