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Elliot's Beach, Chennai (Madras)
(3.8/5 based on 200+ 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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  • visit during high tides..d sand ...d breeze ..d sound of ocean ..reveals someting unusal ...so peaceful.i visit every once in a month 
  • This beach is different from Marina beach is that length and the presence of a large number of cafes and shops. Bathing is also problematic, but you can comfortably and gaze at the sunset. Always crowded: families of Indians and rebjatnja attack sfotat'sja requests together! Cool:)
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  • It was a beach very clean about twenty years. But now it is very crowded every day and Sunday very very crowded. Full of eateries which is a nuisance for the Non-eaters whereas for the easy goers (who...  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.