One of the most vibrant cities of India, Chennai is home to a lot of beautiful beaches. In fact, one of the top things to do in Chennai is strolling on the beaches. The most visited city in South India, Chennai is popular among people of all ages. Apart from visiting the city’s fantastic beaches, the top things to do in Chennai are driving on the city’s long and beautiful highways and relishing authentic South Indian cuisines.

List of the 4 most beautiful beaches in Chennai

Enveloped with Nilgiri and Anamalai Hills, the state of Tamil Nadu is complete with beautiful beaches, ancient architectural monuments, and awesome temples, churches and museums. 

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Below is the list describing the four most beautiful beaches in Chennai:

  • Marina Beach

Marina Beach Chennai

Best known for its serenity and picturesque views, Marina Beach has a coastline of about 13 km, the second longest in the world. Catch people play cricket, fly kites, run fish markets, tell fortunes, and tourists relax at the best beach in Chennai. The rolling waves of the ocean and the tranquil beauty of the beach front attracts almost every tourist visiting the city to Marina and makes it the most famous beach in Chennai. 

Due to the strong ocean currents, swimming is not recommended. Visit the famous Madras Lighthouse in the southern part of the beach to watch a panoramic view of the beach and the city. The lighthouse is also the only one in India with a lift. The Kamarajar Salai neighbourhood at one edge of the beach houses a line of amazing Indo-Saracenic structures like the University of Madras and the Presidency College. You can also parasail at Marina. Apart from Marina, you can also parasail at Nettapakkam Beach and Covelong Beach in Chennai.

  • Mahabalipuram Beach

Mahabalipuram beach

Mahabalipuram beach is one of the best beaches near Chennai. While the ancient town of Mahabalipuram came to being in 1827, its history dates back to the time of Pallavas. Visit the city for not just its beach but also to explore its history, architecture and culture. The experience of driving to the place via the East Coast Road is just fabulous. 

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The place is also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its amazing architectural structures like Arjuna's Penance, the Shore Temple and Pancha Rathas. You must also visit the amazing Seashell Museum in the beach town. But one of the best attractions of the town is Mahabalipuram Beach, which too has a religious linkage. You can water surf at the beach.

  • VGP Golden Beach

VGP Golden beach in Chennai

A part of VGP Universal Kingdom, VGP Golden beach is a well-known amusement park on the East Coast Road. It is regarded as one of the cleanest beaches in Chennai and a great destination for families. Consisting of smooth and silver sand coupled with the wind and the waves, the beach can be regarded as the best beach in Chennai. 

You can take water-based rides, bath and swim, or even go surfing on the clear waters of the beach. One of the nice beaches near Chennai, VGP Golden beach is frequently used for shooting of movies. Spend a good time with your family or friends by spending an evening at the beach with amazing landscape. Being a property of the VGP Universal Kingdom, the beach offers many fun activities for kids.

  • Akkarai Beach

Akkarai beach

The Akkarai beach located in Injambakkam is calm with sea, sand and abundant natural greenery. Its coastline runs from Ennore until Uthandi and the beach has nicely constructed pavements. Akkarai beach is a unique option different from Marina or Elliot's beach. 

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At the beach, there are lush green lawns, a playground for children and comfortable seats for you to take a sunbath. One of the amazing blue glowing beaches in India, Akkarai beach is also soft to your feet. 

Strolling and relaxing on some of the best beaches in Chennai is undoubtedly one of the top things to do in Chennai. You can stay at resorts in Puducherry by Club Mahindra, which is a three-hour journey from Chennai. So, visit Chennai and experience the beauty of its serene beautiful beaches!

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