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About Edward Elliot's Beach

Finding a clean beach is not easy - and Edward Elliot's Beach will be a pleasant surprise. Popularly known as “Besant Nagar Beach” or simply “Bessie”, this is one of the cleanest beaches of South India. Situated in Besant Nagar of Chennai, it forms the end point of the Marina beach shore. It is named Edward Elliot after the erstwhile Governor of Madras. The beach with its beautiful natural setting is a perfect place to just relax and sunbathe. You would not find any facilities for water sports here, but the tranquility of the place is sure to overwhelm you and rejuvenate your senses. You also have plenty of well-known eating joints and restaurants that cater to all kinds of cuisine. The beach shoreline is also dotted with shrines and monuments worth a visit. You come across the charming Ashtalakshmi Kovil temple among numerous other temples. At the southern end of the beach is the splendid Velankanni Church. A quaint stone monument dedicated to a Danish sailor, Karl Schmidt, who died saving a man from drowning, is also on the beach.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Camera Video

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