is located in Besant Nagar
. It forms the end-point of the Marina Beach
shore and is named after Edward Elliot
, Governor of Madras
. It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil
nearby and is sometimes nicknamed 'Bessie'. In the colonial era, it was a fairly exclusive place limited to ex-patriates.
The beach is a prominent hang-out zone for most of the college-going crowd in Chennai
. On weekends, it becomes quite an experience to find parking space on the beach roads. The beach also has found importance with families, who now no longer travel to the famous Marina Beach
. There are many restaurants near the beach.
Karl Schmidt memorial
A prominent landmark on this beach is the Karl Schmidt Memorial
. The memorial is named after the Dutch sailor who lost his life in the process of saving a drowning swimmer.
Elliot's Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in the city of Chennai. It is located towards the south of Marina Beach and is an extremely calm and tranquil place. The beach is known as 'Bessei' amongst the locals. As the beach does not offer much activity, it is ideal for long walks. Moreover, the ones who want to soak their feet in the splashing sea water and lose themselves completely in the arms of the nature, head on. Elliot's Beach is quite a hit amongst both the tourists as well as the natives of Tamil Nadu.
It is also the favorite destination of foreign tourists for enjoying sun bath. Elliot's Beach offers... Read More