Elliot's Beach
Elliot's Beach
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Neighbourhood: Adyar
One of the costliest quaint neighbourhoods of Chennai is Adyar, that gets its name from the Adyar river that flows nearby. It has rich historical and cultural roots and is sprinkled with some of city’s oldest residential houses. Home to the IIT campus and with the Guindy National Park close by, it is considered to be one of the hottest spots in the city with the best of eateries, an easy access to the beach and a shopping hub. It’s worth taking a walk in the quiet bylanes to sample traditional south Indian dishes at well-known local family-run establishments especially the rural food from Tamily Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. A visit to the Padmanabhaswamy Temple keeps the flavor of the temple town intact.

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Nanda
Chennai (Madras), India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Amazing beach with nice view.wonderful experience .I love this beach.nice sea food .great place to spend time with love ones
Written 12 December 2023
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Passport01627698270
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I love this place very much. It's very beautiful and amazing place. There is lots of a seafood amazing. Amazing
Written 29 November 2023
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Maps40949993562
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I love beaches.its very nice place to spend time here.i love the view ,the sea wave and everything is just beautiful
Written 29 November 2023
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Dr Javed Rasheed
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Visited this place so many times as Edward Elliot's Beach, simply called as Elliot's Beach and popularly known as Besant Nagar Beach or the Bessie, is a natural urban beach located in the Besant Nagar neighbourhood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The Greater Chennai Corporation has ranked Besant Nagar beach as the cleanest among the seven beaches in the city. The other six beaches in the southern metropolis are Marina, Thiruvanmiyur, Tiruvottiyur, Palavakkam, Neelankarai, and Akkarai. This beach is less crowded than the Marina beach and personally I prefer going to this beach that has a typical beach atmosphere with people on the beach, a few vendors and one can sit there and enjoy the atmosphere of this place that typically has its own identity.
Dr. Javed Rasheed
Written 11 November 2023
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Andrew Y
Singapore, Singapore4,742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
Came here for a view of the ocean and it did not disappoint. You can imagine infinity here as the next land is more than a thousand kilometers away.
Great atmosphere and relaxation here to take in the sea air. There are stalls that you can buy food. Can get crowded at weekends.
Written 28 October 2023
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Mudit Sharma
New Delhi, India191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Edward Elliot's Beach, simply called as Elliot's Beach and popularly known as Besant Nagar Beach or the Bessie, is a natural urban beach located in the Besant Nagar neighbourhood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located next to the southern tip of the Marina Beach, and was named after Edward Elliot, a chief magistrate and superintendent of police of the Madras Presidency in colonial India. It has the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Health—also known as Annai Vailankanni Church—on its shore, and the Ashtalakshmi Temple nearby.

During the colonial era, Elliot's beach was fairly exclusive to white people only. Today, the beach and its Kaj Schmidt Memorial are cultural landmarks of Chennai, visited by thousands daily. Safety on and around the beach is ensured by a police outpost and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
Written 9 January 2023
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Plan H
Hyderabad, India223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
visited on sunday and the road shows were there and i have enjooyed a lot. not much rush and nice to visit the beach
Written 23 October 2022
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Sunnywin
Edinburgh, UK475 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I was drawn to this beach because of the story behind it's name, must admit that I was slightly disappointed that this white man had saved a white child not a local child but it's still a nice beach
Written 2 October 2022
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SilverMani
London, UK9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I remembered this as a fantastic beach from my childhood (in the 1990s) in a quiet, residential part of the city. Sadly, a visit today after a gap of more than two decades has destroyed those memories - the beach is virtually a cesspit with rotting garbage or even faeces strewn virtually everywhere. The area around the beach has been "developed" in the worst possible way, with plastic waste producing eateries and stalls catering to the many thousands of people who amazingly still find this a beach worth visiting - sadly this perhaps is a reflection of what conditions the other beaches in Chennai are in.
Written 22 November 2021
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Shishir
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
I was expecting it to be cleaner and less crowded. However it was not very clean and neither less crowded.
Written 3 January 2021
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