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Elliot's Beach, Chennai (Madras)
(3.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Relax and soak in the sun at Elliot's Beach, a popular recreational hang out place and one of the cleanest beaches in Chennai. This wide and clean stretch of yellow sand makes a good family visit. You can dip your feet in the long shadows or sample traditional beach food from numerous eateries. Named after the British early 19th century governor of Madras, the beach also features a large centerpiece but derelict memorial arch to a Dutch sailor who drowned trying to save an English girl in 1930. Check out the beach boulevard with numerous shops and food outlets. Make Elliot's Beach part of your personalized Chennai (Madras) itinerary using our Chennai (Madras) itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • I've visited this beach for both sunrise and sunset.On weekends during evening this beach will be crowded but if you can, try to visit this beach for sunrise as you'll find the beach mostly empty and ...  more »
  • this is one of the best beach in chennai with respect to cleanliness,crowd,nice sea line.this is a good beach for morning walk and jogging.there are may restaurants along the beach side road which ser...  more »
  • While I would avoid a sunday evening at this beach, most other nights are quite nice. There are many restaurants and eateries nearby as well which make this a good place for a stroll or to hang out an...  more »
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  • This is one of our favorite beaches to spend a weekend evening at. One, it is less crowded than the other popular beach, Marina. Two, there are enough activities for the kid to enjoy, and for us foodies to gorge on street food. At dusk time, the sparks flying from coal-fired corn stalls makes for a nice sight. It is not unusual to spot more than a dozen amateur/pro photographers with their expensive SLRs here, shooting random things in random directions :-P There are a few hand-pushed rides for kids and the usual camel and horse rides. While the food stalls are good to have, it seems the number of them have gone up significantly recently, worsening the cleanliness situation. I still love going there because it is not as bad as Marina, but if cleanliness is not taken care of, it might turn from must-visit to must-avoid spots in the near future.