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Beaches of Tamilnadu are a popular tourist spot. Find more information on beaches of Tamilnadu/Tamil Nadu.

Tamilnadu Beaches

Beaches in TamilnaduTamilnadu lies in the Peninsular India. It has a long stretch of beach running over 900 km. The Coromandel Coast, along the Bay of Bengal, boasts of many beautiful and exotic beaches. The golden sands of Tamilnadu beaches are dotted with palm and casuarina groves.

Covelong Beach
Covelong Beach lies in a picturesque village on the State Highway that joins Chennai to the temple town of Mahabalipuram. This is one of the most beautiful and virgin beaches of India and adjoins a small but charming fishing village on the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Marina Beach
Marina Beach looks like a leaf out of the Arabian nights. Golden sand, clean surroundings and a shimmering clean blue sea; that is what Marina beach is all about. Stretched across a length of 12 Kilometers along the Bay of Bengal, The beach is counted among one of the longest beaches in Asia. Mount Stuart Elphinstone, the then Governor of Madras state, developed this place as a tourist spot in early 1880s.

Elliots Beach
Elliots, one of the cleanest beaches in the city of Chennai, is located off the Annie Besant Nagar. Backpackers who want a clean beach that is far from the madding crowd frequent Elliots. The beach is actually an extension of the famous Marina Beach in Chennai. Take a walk down south from the Anna memorial and you will reach Elliots in five odd minutes. The place is great for spending quality time with your loved ones or for that matter, with yourself.

Kanyakumari Beach
Perched at the southern most extreme of India at a stunning locale of the confluence of the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, Kanyakumari (also spelt as Kanniyakumari), is an important pilgrim center. The vast expanse of the mesmerizing Kanyakumari has some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially on full moon days.

Mahabalipuram Beach
Mahabalipuram, previously known as 'Mamallapuram', is 55 kilometers off to Chennai, the capital city of Tamilnadu. Mahabalipuram, the magnificent city ashore Coromandel, was once a trading port of the Pallavas. Pallavas were the first Dravidic dynasty that ruled over the substantial portion of the peninsular India. The Pallavas rulers were famous for their appreciation and patronization of Dravidian art forms. They were the one who commissioned the magnificent monuments and temples of Mahabalipuram.