Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai

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

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.

How To reach Besant Nagar Beach by Public Transport

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

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Things to Know Before Visiting Besant Nagar Beach

  • 95% of people who visit Chennai include Besant Nagar Beach in their plan

  • 38.43% of people start their Besant Nagar Beach visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

90.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Besant Nagar Beach

People normally club together San Thome Church and The Anna Centenary Library 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

Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai Reviews

  • It is a beautiful place. The perfect point offering combination of seashore, well laid roads and amazing food. A must visit place, if you like beaches and food. My personal favorite is bistro. Just across the beach are lined many amazing restaurants, offering a wide variety of cuisines to choose from. You can also grab snacks and savoury from carts on the beach. Cleanliness is quite appreciable. The day I visited was very foggy and yes, those are photos clicked at 9 AM

  • One of the best hangout places in Chennai. It small lovely beach with such a vibrant crowd who always make sure this is a happening place. Be it a early Sunday morning or a late night in a week day u find a great number of vibrant people out there. This place has everything u want for a weekend hangout rite from food to entertainment anything u name it u get it. Especially with food u have a huge range rite from the local fish shops on the beach to the cozy coffee shops on the street everything keeps u hooked... But the only concern s the beach s not as clean as it once use to be, n we know whose fault is it...,

  • I love it.. very pleasant beach and it is not polluted like other beaches... A great place to hang out with your friends and family .. many shops will be there for you to get some tasty eatery... Some shops will be there for entertainment too... For playing interesting games like shooting... Nearby hotels too will help you to have a happy weekend with great food

  • Awesome place with nature's breeze flow into us.. Where eyes get relaxed viewing the ethnic beauty of the great blue ocean in front of us... Spectacular mini game spots which take out talent from us..and the waves which take our mind to peace.. Which is very difficult to find or buy now a days... A place best for couples... And awesome outing for families.. 😇

  • Interesting place to see as a tourist! Nice beach crowded with locals from all ages. You can find families, couples or groups of friends chatting or enjoying the sea! There is a lot of places to eat and several of street food stands available with snacks and drinks. On weekends is particularly busy and not easy to park but still a good experience!

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