Elliot Beach or Besant Nagar Beach

Last updated on October 19th, 2019 at 01:12 pm


Elliott’s beach is situated in Besant Nagar and placed the southern tip of Marnia Beach. Also, this beach is the best place for those who need to soak their feet in splashy seawater and completely lose themselves in the hands of nature. This beach is also popular as a night beach because it is a favorite spot for young people to gather and enjoy in the evening. There is also a police outpost on the beach to ensure protect and prevent drowning. An additional attraction of the beach is the Ashtalakshmi Temple close to the beach which is made on the sand. In addition, our Lady of Health Church of Madonna is located on the beach to invite all religious people. When you’re on the beach, don’t forget to try the famous Murugan Idlis, which are amazingly delicious.

History of Beach

Elliot’s Beach or “Besant Nagar Beach” or “Bessie” is situated at Besant Nagar, Chennai. This place is the endpoint of the Marina Beach coastline and is termed after Edward Elliott (once the Chief Magistrate, Superintendent of Madras and Governor of Madras in the British period). The Karl Schmidt Memorial is an important landmark on the beach, named after a Dutch sailor who lost his life while liberating a drowning swimmer.

Tips for Visiting Beach

  • Carry camera, torch and light, and wear fully covered clothes, proper footwear.
  • Carry munchies, beverages and water along.
  • Finding a parking spot might be a little tricky here.
  • Hardly any water sports activities are available at this beach.

Best time to Visit Beach

  • Everyday: Early morning and Late Evening
  • Winter months of November to February

Attractions and Activities

  • Ashtalakshmi temple
  • Velankanni Church
  • Karl Schmidt Memorial
  • Sunbathing

How to Reach Beach

Location: Besant Nagar

Mode of Transport: Buses, Taxis, Cabs, and Auto

Distance: 13.6 KM