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Covelong (Kovalam) beach, Chennai

Features

Covelong is calm and picture square white sand beach. The beach is ideal for peaceful weekend break from Chennai and Mahabalipuram.

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Elliot's Beach, Chennai

Features

Also known as Basant nagar beach, forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore and is named after Edward Elliot, Governor of Madras.

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Marina Beach, Chennai

Features

Marina Beach is the longest urban beach of the country. Even though scattered to 13 km, swimming and bathing is not allowed due to turbulent and chaotic undercurrent. Also no water sports but beach games can be played. In spite of all odds, the beach is popular for weekend get together. You can also visit an aquarium, located near the beach which has range of tropical sea and fresh water fish. Being the most prominent open space in the city Marina Beach hosts several events throughout the year like Independence day parade, republic day parade, the annual idol immersion event following Hindu festival of Vinayaka Chathurthi and many more such events.

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