7 Lesser Explored Beaches in Chennai

From the majestic Marina to the romantic Bessy, it won’t be an exaggeration if we say Chennai has a beach to match every mood! When we all know about Marina, Bessy and Kovalam, there are some less popular beaches along Chennai’s coastline that are beautiful in their own rights.

Pebble Beach

A small beach located at Injampakkam, just a kilometer away from Thiruvanmayur.

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Thiruvottiyur beach

Closer to Parrys, Tiruvottiyur is one of the oldest human settlements on a seashore.

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Kasimedu Beach

With rocks and scenic beauty, the mornings here are breathtakingly beautiful! Also, here is a place where one can drive straight into the sea — the Kasimedu pier!

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Once a dump-yard of garbage, the beauty of Neelankarai beach has been restored; thanks to the efforts of Chennai Corporation.

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Ennore Beach

Ennore may not be the hot favorite among visitors, but the view from Thalankuppam pier during sunrise is breathtaking to say the least!

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Tucked away from the crowded city in East Coast Road is Uthandi, yet another beautiful and seldom explored beach in Chennai

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Palavakkam Beach

An ideal beach for an evening stroll, Palavakkam is one of South Chennai’s precious gems!

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