Tamil Nadu has a sparkling and a neat shoreline that stretches to 900 km. The long golden sand, bountiful seas end their journey and meet the land here. The state of Tamil Nadu faces Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean and these water bodies give rise to various beach destinations. The swaying casuarinas groves, majestic palm trees and sea shells- typical beaches yet with the most extraordinary appeal. Beaches in Tamil Nadu offer leisure, sun bathing and many other preferences of beach activities
Famous Beaches in Tamil Nadu
Covered with glittering gold sand and a clean strip of blue sea, Marina beach is the popular urban beach in Chennai, and the world's second longest beach. Here the experience of sunrise and sunset is at its captivating best. There are facilities of pony rides that are a major attraction. The beach is virtually a fair ground with various kinds of games and food stalls. One can even shop around from the beach a variety of shells, glass baubles, kites and other decorative pieces.
Surrounded by Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar, Rameshwaram beach is a major pilgrimage centre as it was here that Lord Rama offered thanks to Lord Shiva. The sea here is home to rare sea species and coral reefs. Remarkable variety of marine life algae, starfish, crabs, sponges and sea cow are found here. The dolphins are a treat for the eyes. It is an ideal site for swimming and sunbathing.
This beach of Tamil Nadu is the cleanest beaches of India and is an extremely calm and a tranquil place. The major attraction is a stone memorial of a Dutch sailor built in the sands of the beach. As the beach does not offer much activity, it is ideal for long walks. The beach has a few food joints and restaurants. The sacred Ashtalakshmi Temple and the Velankani Church are located at the end of this beach.
Kanyakumari Beach is the southernmost tip of India. It is the place where one can witness the confluence of 3 seas- Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. The enchanting sunrise and sets are alluring especially on full moon days. The highlight of the beach is the Vivekananda Rock, a huge stone and a memorial dedicated to Swami Vivekananda.
Most beautiful beaches of Tamil Nadu, the Covelong beach adjoins a small fishing village on the coast of Bay of Bengal. An ancient catholic church, a mosque and a fort surrounds this beach. The beach provides a plethora of fishing activities and water sport activities like wind surfing, water surfing and swimming. Amidst the picturesque surroundings, Covelong beach is a perfect retreat away from the busy city life.