Beaches in Tamil Nadu

The southern state of Tamil Nadu is the proud home of some of the most remarkable beaches in the country. As the eastern part of the state is bordered by the Bay of Bengal.

Marina beach

Tamil Nadu has a total coastline of about 910 kms which is regarded as India's third longest coastline. Among the never-ending list of beaches in Tamil Nadu, most of them are on it. Treated as ideal tourist sites, many as fishing trade centers and a few as religious sites.

Some of the most notable names in the list of Beaches of Tamil Nadu are on it.

Marina Beach

Marina Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Tamil Nadu. The natural urban beach extends from near St. George Fort (White Town) in the north to Besant Nagar to the south, a length of almost 8.1 miles, which makes it the longest natural beach in India and the second longest urban beach in the world.

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Kanyakumari Beach

Formerly called Cape Comorin, the beach is an exclusive site in the world where three seas meet—the Bay of Bengal in the east, Arabian sea in the West and Indian Ocean in the South meet one another.
The beach is the home of several renowned tourist attractions that include Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Gandhi Memorial, Thanumalayan Temple.

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kanyakumari Beach

Mahabalipuram Beach

Mahabalipuram is situated just 60 km away from the city center of southern metropolis Chennai.  Mahabalipuram was the birthplace of the famous Pallava Dynasty and had functioned as a crucial port during the domination of Pallavas.

The Mahabalipuram Beach offers spectacular sun rise and sun set views. Some of the other attractions of Mahabalipuram include several ancient sculptures, temples.

Mahabalipuram Beach

Poompuhar Beach

Kaveripoompattinam is historically called Kaveripoompattinam and is located at a distance of forty kilometers from Chidambaram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. 

The holy River Kaveri merges with the Bay of Bengal at this historic place. Poompuhar is situated in Sirkali Taluk of Nagapattinam district.

During the sovereignty of Cholas, Poompuhar was an important port. Other popular attractions of Poompuhar Beach include Silappathikara Art Gallery, Zion church, and Dutch architectural monuments.

Poompuhar Beach

Covelong Beach (Kovalam)

Kovalam is also called Covelong. The beach is located just 37 km away from Chennai. Some of the must-visit attractions of Covelong Beach include a Dutch fort, an ancient Catholic Church and ancient walls.

Covelong Beach

Muttom Beach

Muttom Beach is located just 16 km away from Nagercoil and 32 km from Kanyakumari. The beach is celebrated for its beautiful landscaping and high rocks dipping into the sea at the beach-side. 

The beach houses a century-old beacon light established by British people. The sun set view point at Muttom Beach is one of the most exclusive view points in the state.

muttom beach

Muttukkadu Beach

Located just 75 km away from the temple town of Kanchipuram, Muttukadu Beach is distinguished for its serene and astonishing backwater of the sea and the terrific natural estuary which takes the beauty of this place to a whole new level.

Muttukadu boat house, Dakshinchitra - handicraft village, MGM amusement park are some of the most important tourist attractions in this region that receive thousands of visitors all throughout the year.

The beach offers a lot of thrilling things to do, Including Row boats, kayaks, canoes and a Paddle Boat.

Muttukkadu beach

Rameswaram Beach

Rameswaram Beach is regarded as a sacred site that receives equal esteem as that of the holy river of Ganga. People from all over the world visit this beach to perform various poojas and other religious formalities. 

The specialty of the Rameswaram Beach is that the beach is sported with no waves at all. The best sunset points on beaches in Tamil Nadu in Tamil nadu are  Kanyakumari, Covelong, Marina Beach, Mahabalipuram.

Rameshwaram  beach

The top Beach Resorts in Tamil Nadu

Kaldan Samudhra Palace (Luxury Property)
16/3B1B, Devaneri, East Coast Road Mamallapuram Devaneri, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603103•044 4568 1000

The Blue House- Resorts In Ecr | Beach House In Ecr
New No.10, 5th Drive , Water Edge Lane, Sea Cliff Conclave, Akkarai, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119•063832 82186

Sunshine villas
Rastakadu sea road, Anjugramam, Tamil Nadu 629401

La Maison Bleue Auroville Eco Homestay
XRFV+RMJ, Viluppuram Auroville, Chinamudaliar Chavadi, Tamil Nadu 605101

NT Heritage Beach Resort
123/19,Pallatheru,chinna mudaliyar chavady,kottakuppam,vannur Tk, dt, Pondicherry, Puducherry 605104

Tranquil park
North street Beach road Periyamudhaliyar chavady, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu 605104•070107 02315

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