Covelong Beach is a pristine beach of Tamil Nadu which is located on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is the best beach stretch along the beach belt of Mammallapuram or Mahabalipuram. Mammallapuram is one of the best heritage site of the world. So tourist visiting Mammallpuram can have a beach holiday as well as a heritage site visit in the same trip. Covelong beach is considered as one of the famous private beach of India maintained by the Fisherman’s Cove which is a beautiful beach resort with all amenities that one may ask for. Fishertman's Cove is built on the remaining of an old Dutch fort. There is an old church close to the resort. Enjoy the roaring sound of the Bay of Bengal and whispering music of the swaying palms while you are lying on a deck chair with your favorite book. This is the beach of Tamil Nadu which offers you full solitude to enjoy and rejuvenate yourself. It is 36 km south of Chennai and 23 km north of the temple city of Mammallapuram. The beach is backed by a fishing village and you will find fisherman and their daily activities when you visit the Covelong Beach. Tourist Office: Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation TTDC www.tamilnadutourism.org State Tourism Office Tourist Complex No. 2, Wallajah Road Chennai 044 25367850 ~ 54 Safety Note: Swimming is one of the main attractions of Covelong Beach. The shimmering blue sea of Covelong Beach is fairly safe for swimming and you can wear skimpy swimsuit on the stretch adjacent to the Fisherman’s Cove resort. If you want to enjoy catamaran ride you must wear life jacket. Where it is: Covelong is located 36 km south of Chennai and 22 km north of Mammallapuram. Journey Route: Covelong is 40 minutes drive from Chennai, Chennai and Chengalpattu both are the railheads and Chennai is the
nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort. Eatery: Fisherman's Cove. Beach Activities: Playing, swimming,Catamaran Ride, Watering Activities, Sunbath. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Backwaters, Fishing Village, Chariot and shore temple of Mammallapuram.
Elliots Beach is a suburb beach of cosmopolitan Chennai city. The splashing waves of the Bay of Bengal, the cool southern breeze and the stretch of clean
sandy beach attract the traveler and resident of the Chennai city to come here in the evening to relax and refresh their mind and soul. In the morning during sun rise the red hue of the sky and the sparkling waves of the Bay of Bengal also draw number of health conscious people who performs their morning walk and other physical exercise in the beach. Elliots Beach may be considered an
extension of the Marina Beach. Velanganni Church and Ashtalaksmi Temple are the added attraction of Elliots Beach. There are number of beach shacks on the shore area serving hot spicy and crispy foods of south India, don’t forget to visit them while you visit Elliots Beach. Tourist Office: Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation TTDC www.tamilnadutourism.org State Tourism Office
Tourist Complex No. 2, Wallajah Road Chennai 044 25367850 ~ 54 Safety Note: Swimming is safe in Elliot Beach. Avoid swimming during high tide. Because of the absence of lifeguard swimmers are advised not to go far from the shore. Where it is: Elliot Beach is the suburb beach of Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu. Journey Route: Chennai is well connected to other part of India by
bus, train and air. Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Le Royal Meridien, Park Sheraton and Towers, Sheraton Chola, Taj Coromandel, Taj Connemara. Eatery: Banana Leaf, Vishranthi, Karaikudi, Dakshin at Sheraton, Swayam, Karaikudi. Beach Activities: Swimming, Playing, Watering Activities. Zttractions and Sight Seeing : Muttukadu Backwaters, Fort Museum, St. Andrew's Kirk Cathedral, Chennai High Court, St. Mary's Church, National Art Gallery.
Mammallapuram Beach is a suburb beach of Mammallapuram city of Tamilnadu and is best known for its Shore Temple which is one of the world heritage site declared by UNESCO. Mammallapuram also known as Mahabalipuram is the beach city of
Kanchipuram district which is one of the seven sacred places of the Hindu religion. For its temples, beach and its close location to Kanchipuram, the beach city Mammallapuram gets huge tourist every year. Tourists get pleasure when they pass their idle holidays in the beach which is yet to loose its natural look to beach commercialization. Fisherman and the local community are seen to do their daily activities on the beach in their own way and don’t hamper the beach activities of the beach tourists. Though not tip top but you will not dislike the natural look of the beach. Here the sea is dangerous to swim because of the undercurrents. Swimming can be done very close to shore. You can have a boat ride if you can manage the local fisherman. They have special boat built by wooden logs and riding such type of boat in the sea is really a great experience. Important thing in this kind of ride is that you must wear life jacket. The famous chariot of Mahablaipuram is another attraction near the beach. Mahabalipuram is the place where the Carnatic War took place and French navy was defeated by the British force. Tourist Office: Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation TTDC www.tamilnadutourism.org State Tourism Office Tourist Complex No. 2, Wallajah Road Chennai 044 25367850 ~ 54 Safety Note: There are no lifeguards on the beach but this should not stop you going for swimming at Mammallapuram. If you are not a strong swimmer than what you can do, is to splash yourself at knee deep water. As many devotees visit the beach it is
advised not to wear conservative dresses which may hurt local culture. Where it is: Mammallapuram is located 58 km south of state capital Chennai. Journey Route: If you drive from Chennai by bus it will take nearly 1 1/4 hour. Nearest railhead is Chengalpattu.Chennai is the nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Hotel Tamil Nadu, GRT Temple Bay and Beach Resort, Ideal Beach Resort, Mamalla Beach Resort, Golden Sun and Beach Resort, Sterling Mahabalipuram Beach Resort, Eatery: Wharf at Temple Bay Resort, Pongamiya at Sterling Resort, Mammalla Bhavan, Blue Elephant, Luna Magica, Moonraker, Seashore, New Cafe. Beach Activities: Swimming, Playing. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, Krishna's Butterball, Mahishasuramardini Cave Temple, Adivaraha Cave Temple, Tirumurthi Cave Temple..
Marina Beach is the main tourist attraction and number one symbol of tourism of the cosmopolitan Chennai city. Located on the western side of the Bay of Bengal this beach has a long strip of fine sandy beach which is believed to be one of the longest beach of the world. To get relief from the hustle and bustle of the city life people folk in the Marina Beach in the evening. Sun rise and sun set are the main attraction of Marina Beach.There are some monuments and temples which are the added attraction of Marina Beach. During evening the sky takes a red hue on the west side and the sea gets more blue, this is the beauty which
give the beach a heavenly look. If you like to get a mood then sit in a beach shack and enjoy a bottle of King Fisher which is most popular in Indian. Visiting the Marina Beach in the morning and watching the sun rise is a great experience.The beach remains less crowdy in the morning. Enjoy the rising of the sun from the deep of the sea. See the blue waves and the nature around you to get a romantic feel. In the evening you will see variety of beach activities. Children are seen to build sand castles, olds and health conscious people are jogging, young couples are enjoying splashing waves, some adventurous swimmers
swimming in the sea, ladies are struggling with the wind for their clothes and vendors are selling their food stuffs and souvenirs. All these and distant Chennai skyline will give you an unforgettable memory of the Marina Beach.
Tourist Office: Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation TTDC www.tamilnadutourism.org State Tourism Office Tourist Complex No. 2, Wallajah Road Chennai 044 25367850 ~ 54 Safety Note: Marina Beach is fairly safe for swimming. While you swim is better to stay close to the shore. Where it is: Marina Beach is very close to the Chennai city. Journey Route: Chennai is the
state capital of Tamil Nadu and it is well connected with other part of India by bus, train and air. Tourist Season: Marina Beach can be visited round the year. Generally weather of Chennai is very hot during summer. So, it is better to avoid this time. Accommodations: Le Royal Meridien, Park Sheraton and Towers, Sheraton Chola, Taj Coromandel, Taj Connemara. Eatery: Banana Leaf, Vishranthi, Karaikudi, Dakshin at Sheraon, Swayam, Karaikudi. Beach Activities: Swimming, Lazing, Playing, Watering Activities. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Muttukadu Backwaters, Fort Museum, St. Andrew's Kirk Cathedral, Chennai High Court, St. Mary's Church, National Art Gallery..