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Elliot's Beach

Enjoy relaxed walks on a golden-sand beach, watch a picturesque sunrise, sample traditional Chennai beach food and visit architecturally impressive landmarks.

Look out across the attractive and sun-drenched Bay of Bengal from laid-back Elliot’s Beach. This wide and clean stretch of golden sand is a favorite gathering spot for families, groups of friends and tourists alike. It’s a place to escape the heat of Chennai and linger amid scenic natural confines. Stroll along the soft sand and dip your feet in the warm blue-green water. Watch locals play games of cricket or wake up early and marvel as a spectacular sunrise over the bay signals the dawn of a new day in Chennai.

Check out the Karl Schmidt Memorial, which stands at the heart of the beach. This humble monument pays homage to a Dutch sailor who lost his life while trying to save a drowning swimmer. Join other photographers snapping shots of the beach with the monument as the foreground. Scattered around the beach are several food stands. Sample customary South Indian beach snacks such as a bhajji platter, a mix of deep-fried vegetables seasoned with chili and coriander.

Be sure to check out the beachfront boulevard, Elliot’s Promenade. Find an assortment of Indian restaurants, which serve typically spicy Tamil Nadu cuisine, as well as famous international fast-food chains. At the southern end of the promenade is a simple yet lively fish market, where local residents come to bargain for freshly caught fish and seafood.

Elliot’s Beach is home to a fascinating collection of architecture too. Visit the colorful Ashtalakshmi Temple. This Hindu place of worship overlooks the southernmost point of the beach and has shrines dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi. Check out the Rajaji Bhavan, a complex of government buildings.

The beach is about a 40-minute drive from Chennai Central Railway Station. The most convenient way to get here is to take an affordable taxi or auto-rickshaw. If you are arriving via rented car or private driver, use the parking available on Elliot’s Boulevard.

Lifeguards and police patrol Elliot’s Beach. Although it is safe to wade in the water, swimming is not recommended because of strong currents.


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Hostel11 Elliot's Beach ¥2,492
Hostel11 Elliot's Beach

Hostel11 Elliot's Beach

55 Annai Velankanni Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Mylapore Tiruvallikk, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Elliot's Beach, Theosophical Society Headquarters, and Marundeeswarar Temple. Thiruvanmiyur Beach and Ramanujan IT City are also within 3 mi (5 km). Chennai Indira Nagar Station is 29 minutes by foot.

    The Leela Palace Chennai ¥11,898
    The Leela Palace Chennai

    The Leela Palace Chennai

    175 Sathya Dev Avenue Extn, MRC Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Chennai hotel is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Kapaleeswarar Temple and Marina Beach. Phoenix Market City is 5.6 mi (9.1 km) away. Chennai Mandavelli Station is 26 minutes by foot.

      Somerset Greenways Chennai ¥8,064
      Somerset Greenways Chennai

      Somerset Greenways Chennai

      No. 94 Sathyadev Avenue, MRC Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Chennai aparthotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Kapaleeswarar Temple and San Thome Cathedral. Marina Beach and Chennai Citi Center Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km). Chennai Mandavelli Station is 26 minutes by foot and Chennai Greenways Road Station is 28 minutes.

        Hotel Savera ¥5,154
        Hotel Savera

        Hotel Savera

        No.146, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Mylapore, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Music Academy, Consulate General of the United States, Chennai, and Chennai Citi Center Mall. Marina Beach and Kapaleeswarar Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km). Chennai Thirumayilai Station is 22 minutes by foot and Chennai Light House Station is 24 minutes.

          Royal Grand Days
          Royal Grand Days

          Royal Grand Days

          1, First Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Mylapore Tiruvallikk, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Elliot's Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Kapaleeswarar Temple. Theosophical Society Headquarters and Marundeeswarar Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km). Chennai Indira Nagar Station is 26 minutes by foot and Chennai Kasturba Nagar Station is 30 minutes.

            Edition O 30035 Esthell near Malar Hospital ¥5,664
            Edition O 30035 Esthell near Malar Hospital

            Edition O 30035 Esthell near Malar Hospital

            1,Besant Ave Rd, Padmanabha Nagar Royal Enclave, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Adyar, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Theosophical Society Headquarters and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Kapaleeswarar Temple. Elliot's Beach and Marundeeswarar Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km). Chennai Kasturba Nagar Station is 24 minutes by foot and Chennai Kotturpuram Station is 30 minutes.

              The Park Chennai ¥6,688
              The Park Chennai

              The Park Chennai

              601 Anna Salai Road, Near US Embassy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Central Chennai, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Valluvar Kottam and Consulate General of the United States, Chennai. Marina Beach and Chennai Citi Center Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km). LIC Metro Station is 27 minutes by foot and Chennai Kodambakkam Station is 30 minutes.

                OYO 10356 Hotel Nachiappa Adyar Inn
                OYO 10356 Hotel Nachiappa Adyar Inn

                OYO 10356 Hotel Nachiappa Adyar Inn

                4, 5th street, Padmanaba Nagar, Adyar, Chennai
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Adyar, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Theosophical Society Headquarters and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kapaleeswarar Temple and Chennai Citi Center Mall. Elliot's Beach and Anna University are also within 2 mi (3 km). Chennai Kasturba Nagar Station is 21 minutes by foot and Chennai Kotturpuram Station is 25 minutes.