Besant Nagar Beach, Chennai (Madras)

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Favored by local families and college students, Besant Nagar Beach offers a range of restaurants and cafes. Visit the most prominent landmark of the area, a memorial to a Dutch sailor who gave his life saving a drowning swimmer. If you get tired of swimming or lounging on the clean sand, drop by the nearby temple, dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi. Arrange to visit Besant Nagar Beach and other attractions in Chennai (Madras) using our Chennai (Madras) journey planner.
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  • One of my favourite beach in chennai...very crowd during weekends...nice place to hangout with friends...it gives pleasure while jogging in early morning... beach was clean when compared to marina bea...  more »
  • Crowded during the weekends, though less than Marina beach. It is noteworthy for the iconic landmark mark, archway, seen in movies, especially the classic Malayalam movie " Nadodikattu". Good coffee ,...  more »
  • The Beach gets it name from the area it is located. Less crowded than the other stretch, namely Marina Beach as it is located slightly away from the city center (Chennai standards of distance). It doe...  more »
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