The Best Beaches in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, renowned for its vibrant cultural heritage, hides a coastal gem yet to be explored - its unspoiled beaches. In this guide, we'll navigate through the gleaming shores and coastal beauty, uncovering the treasures they conceal. Additionally, enhance your coastal sojourn with accommodation at Neemrana's Coconut Alley.

Tharangambadi Beach

Begin with an undiscovered treasure nestled in the charming town of Tranquebar. Tharangambadi Beach, adorned with its Danish colonial legacy and lively fishing boats, unfolds as a canvas intertwined with history and tranquillity. The sun adorns the sky with shades of orange and pink as you leisurely walk along the gentle sand. Inhale the salty breeze, laced with the scent of freshly caught seafood wafting from nearby stalls.

A castle with Danish style architecture at Tharangambadi Beach
Boats by the shore at Marina Beach

Marina Beach

If you're yearning for a taste of lively city energy, Marina Beach in Chennai beckons. Extending over vast distances, it holds the distinction of being India's lengthiest beach, embodying the dynamic essence of the city. Envision a leisurely stroll hand in hand with your partner, warmed by the sun, surrounded by the calls of ice cream vendors and the joyful laughter of children. Immerse yourself in the refreshing waters, revel in a carefree sandcastle building, or merely relax and observe the world passing by. Here is where families gather for picnics, kites gracefully soar in the breeze and street vendors serve up steaming hot coffees and bhajjis.

Mahabalipuram Beach

To immerse yourself in a blend of history and mythology, visit Mahabalipuram Beach. Here, ancient temples hewn from monolithic rock grace the shoreline, narrating stories of a distant past as the waves crash around them. Envision relaxing on the golden sands, with the Shore Temple - an esteemed UNESCO World Heritage Site - standing grandly in the backdrop, showcasing the artistic prowess of Pallava kings. Consider a boat excursion to delve into the nearby caves or merely absorb the captivating ambience.

Exterior view of Mahabalipuram Shore Temple
Sunset at kanyakumari Beach

Kanyakumari Beach

Witnessing the sunrise and sunset at Kanyakumari Beach, one of the best beaches in Tamil Nadu is an experience that will stay with you forever. Imagine standing at the southernmost tip of India, where the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea converge to form an endless body of water as far as your sight can reach. Take a boat ride to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, perched amidst the crashing waves, or climb the iconic Vivekananda Lighthouse for breathtaking panoramic views. Explore the bustling Kanyakumari market, teeming with colourful souvenirs and local delicacies, or simply relax on the pristine sands.

Covelong Beach

For those seeking a dash of adventure, Covelong Beach, a former fishing village, is your go-to spot. Renowned for its surfing schools, ride the waves and feel the adrenaline rush. The beach also offers a tranquil setting for those preferring a laid-back atmosphere. When the sun dips below the horizon, feast on fresh seafood at a beachside shack.

Fishermen holding a fishnet at sunrise at a beach
A person walking by the shoreline at Elliots beach

Elliot's Beach

Topping the list of beaches in Tamil Nadu is Elliot's Beach in Chennai, the perfect destination if you want to add a little elegance to your beach trip. With its fine sands, mild waves and cool urban atmosphere, this palm-lined sanctuary is a favourite with both locals and visitors. Enjoy a cool plunge in the glistening waves or laze about on a plush sunbed. Elliot's Beach becomes a bustling centre when the sun goes down. This beach in Chennai is the most glamorous - it's ideal for a romantic evening or a sundowner with pals.

Now that we've explored the coastal wonders let's talk about your stay at Neemrana's Coconut Alley. Situated in Tranquebar, this heritage hotel is the perfect blend of history and luxury. Wake up to the soothing sound of waves and bask in the panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal from the comfort of your room. From the aroma of Creole prawn curry to the simplicity of Kozhambu, every sense is satiated.

Elevate your coastal escapade by making Neemrana's Coconut Alley your home by the sea. Your Tamil Nadu beach adventure awaits - sun, sand and stories yet to unfold. If you plan on extending your trip, make sure to read our blog, Exploring the Tamil Nadu Coastline, to make the most of your trip!