(Last Updated on : 24/04/2017)
Beaches of Tamil Nadu
are known especially for its blue beaches
and azure sky with summer. The beaches of Chennai have a long seafront along with the coastline.
The beaches of Tamil Nadu are accessible by a short 20-minutes drive from Chennai city. Some of the sea beaches in Tamil Nadu are VGP Golden Beach
, Silver Beach
, Marina Beach
, Kovalam beach
or Covelong, Mamallapuram Beach and many others.
VGP Golden Beach, Chennai
Golden beach is a beach located on the Bay of Bengal in Chennai
. It is also known as VGP Golden Beach. This sea beach is a major tourist attraction in Chennai. It is situated on the East Coast Road, the seaside road from Chennai to Cuddalore
Elliot Beach, Chennai
is located in Besant Nagar
region of Chennai. This sea beach is also known as Besant Nagar Beach. It was formerly a popular bathing beach. Now it is converted into a favourite rendezvous of the younger generation. The good roads, pavements, illuminated sands, makes a visit to this beach a real pleasure to the tourists.
Marina Beach, Chennai
is located on the eastern side of Chennai
. This sea has adjoining Bay of Bengal. Marina Beach is best for watching the dusk and dawn that is an enthralling experience. The undercurrent of Marina Beach is very strong. Even then people come for swimming here. In the evenings, Marina Beach is virtually a fair ground with various kinds of entertainment and food stalls lining the beach.
Kovalam Beach, Thriuvananthapuram District
Kovalam or Covelong is a small fishing village located 40 kms from Chennai on the way to Mahabalipuram
. There was a fort built by the Nawab of Carnatic, Saadat Ali. Now the ruins of the fort attract the tourists of all section. This sea beach is extremely popular among the foreigners. The main attraction of this sea beach is the lighthouse.
Mamallapuram Beach, Kancheepuram District
Mamallapuram Beach is 58 kms south of Chennai. It has a beautiful beach spanning a distance of over 20 km. The Pallava dynasty
has the place abounding with stone carvings, caves
, rock cut temples
also attract tourists. While travelling from Chennai to Mahabalipuram there is a spot called Dakshinachitra
- a heritage centre. In this region, the traditional craftsmen and folk artists work and perform in the reconstructed period settings of 19th century homes, streets and workspaces of the Southern States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala
and Andhra Pradesh
Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari District
is located at the southern most tip of India, where the Arabian Sea
, the Indian Ocean
and the Bay of Bengal
meet. Kanyakumari Beach lies at Kanyakumari
, an important pilgrim centre. Kanyakumari Beach is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days. The beach itself is a beautiful sight with multi-colored sand. There is a lighthouse from where one can get a panoramic view. The Government museum offers a good collection of sculptural art crafts of Tamil Nadu
Poompuhar Beach, Nagapattinam District
beach is a beach in the Nagapattinam district
in Tamil Nadu. It was once a flourishing ancient port city known as Kaveri Poompattinam, which for a while served as the capital of the early Chola
kings in Tamilakam
Silver Beach, Cuddalore district
is a beach on the southeast coast of India. It is located 2 km from downtown Cuddalore, the headquarters of Cuddalore district
in the state of Tamil Nadu. Silver Beach is untouched by the busy life of the city. It is the second longest beach on the Coromandel Coast
and one of the longest beaches in Asia. The 57 km-long stretch of beach faces severe seafront erosion.
Dhanushkodi Beach, Pamban Island
or Danushkodi is a ghost town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island of the Tamil Nadu state of India. Now, it is one of the desolated places in India. Dhanushkodi is situated to the South-East of Pamban. Danushkodi is about 18 miles (29 km) West of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. The Dhanushkodi railway line running from Pamban Station was destroyed in the 1964 cyclone and a passenger train with over 100 passengers drowned in the sea.
Rameshwaram Beach, Rameshwaram
is a serene beach in Tamil Nadu. This makes the beach an ideal spot for swimming and sunbathing. The beach is surrounded by Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar
. It is a popular pilgrimage destination for both Shaivaites
because it was here that Lord Rama thanked Lord Shiva or Mahadeva
Mahabalipuram Beach, Chennai
is located in the south of Chennai at a distance of 58 kilometers. This exotic beach offers exciting opportunities for water surfing and sunbathing. The nearest railway station from the beach is at Chengalpattu
, which is located at a distance of 29 kilometers.
Thiruchendur Beach, Toothukudi district
Thiruchendur is a small coastal town in the Toothukudi district of Tamil Nadu and is a popular pilgrimage destination situated in the Gulf of Mannar. The sea beach here is one of the popular tourist destinations.