During the era of the British Raj in the country, this spectacular beach was a favourite haunt of the British ex-patriates. Innumerable tourists visit this beach for seeking respite from the monotony of daily urban lifestyles of the Chennai city.
Etymology of Elliots Beach
Elliots Beach is widely popular as Bessie. It is also referred to as the Besant Nagar Beach, due to its location. Elliots Beach has been named so after the Governor of Madras, Edward Elliot.
Activities at Elliots Beach
As the beach does not offer much activity, it is ideal for long walks. Elliots Beach is ideal for swimming, hanging around and resting. It is also an ideal picnic spot. The solitary structure in the center of this beach is called the "Karl Schmidt Memorial". It is named so in the honor of a Dutch sailor who lost his life while saving a drowning swimmer in this beach. It is one of the most notable landmarks on the famous beach and also a key attraction for the tourists. Elliots Beach is set in the midst of serene and sparkling surrounding. Elliots Beach near Chennai is quite clean and tidy with a wide-ranging choice of restaurants and fast food stalls for any tourist to enjoy while watching the sea waves.
Nearby Attractions at Elliots Beach
Apart from the coastal beaches, the Elliots Beach has special treats for the tourists, all set in the surrounding areas. These are namely;
How to Reach Elliots Beach
Situated 60 km from Chennai and easily accessible via road with buses, taxis, call cabs, and auto rickshaws are at service.