Tamil Nadu, being a coastal state in India consists of several beaches. Some of them are world famous tourist spots. A beach is a lovely place to hang around with friends, family and kids and when you are in a beautiful state like Tamil Nadu, there is nothing more you would need.
Beaches in Tamil Nadu
If you are at Marina Beach, it means you are at the second longest beach in the world. Yes, you are! A 13 KM long exquisite beach, with an aquarium and a swimming pool aside, Marina Beach is surely the place to be. Near the beach, you would also find the memorial tomb of M.G.R (M.G. Ramachandran), the mega star of Tamil cinema industry and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Location: 4 KM from Chennai Central Railway Station
How does it sound to be in an ocean at the southernmost tip of India, a place where three oceans (Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean) meet, a place which has a pleasant climate all season? Experience all of these in the most famous beach of Kanyakumari. Along with the beach, you also get to visit a meditation centre in the name of Vivekananda memorial and an amusement park, the Bay Watch.
Location: 22 KM from the city of Nagercoil.
Mahabalipuram is one of the oldest places in Indian history. A beach so beautiful with lush green resorts around and the historic Shore temple is a treat for all. The Shore temple was built in the 7th century with some jaw dropping sculptural works to admire. For a number of foreigners who visit India, Mahabalipuram is a great attraction.
Location: 57 KM from Chennai & almost 100 KM from Pondicherry (Puducherry)
VGP Golden Beach
The VGP Golden Beach is a beach, resort and amusement park all together. So you could get not one but three outing places all together. Some of the awesome enjoyment options here are dashing cars, gokart and giant wheel. The speciality of this place is that it is the only entertainment spot that is located within city limits and that is why it attracts a number of tourists, both locally and international tourists.
Location: East Coast Road, 21 KM from Chennai Railway Station.
Chidambaram Poompuhar Beach
One of the oldest beaches in Tamil Nadu is the Poompuhar beach in Chidambaram. To watch a beach meeting South India’s famous river “Kaveri” is an absolute beauty. Poompuhar beach has a history for itself as it was the biggest port of Tamil Nadu during the Chola period.
Location: About 40 KM from Chidambaram & 257 KM from Chennai.
These are just 5 of the best. Hover over our beaches section to know about more exciting beaches in Tamil Nadu.