Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram Beach

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83 Ratings & 56 Reviews

About Mahabalipuram Beach

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Mahabalipuram Beach is located at the distance of 58 km south of Chennai, lying at the shore of Bay Of Bengal. This 20 km long beach came into notice only after 20th century. The beach is popular among tourists for indulging in beach activities like sunbathing, diving, wind surfing and motor boating.

It is now a government undertaking to promote beach activities in Mahabalipuram. The beach is thronged by tourists during the months of November and February. Beside the beautiful beach are various monuments, rock-cut temples and Monolithic Rathas.
 


What travellers are saying about Mahabalipuram Beach

Experience scale
  • Excellent 17
  • Very Good 24
  • Good 14
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

56 traveller reviews for Mahabalipuram Beach

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Rajesh kumar

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  • Rajesh kumar
  • 36 photos
  • 18 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  137449 readers

"Beautiful Beach"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2016
It is in walkable distance from Mahabalipuram Bus stand. We can reach by auto or car. It is a good place for relax. I prefer Horse riding, Gun shooting. Waves beautiful and dangerous. We can by local snacks. Overall Beach is very good.
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Soumik Sen

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  • Soumik Sen
  • 1 Review
  •  705 readers

"Visit to Mahabalipuram"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 23, 2016
It was a nice day trip at Mahabalipuram. If you have a car, or hire a local auto for sightseeing it will be great. Shore temple, Lighthouse, Arjuna's Penance, Pancha Rathas caves are main attractions. The beach is clean more or less. Not much crowded like Marina beach of Chennai. On the way to Mahabalipuram, you will find Dakhshinchitra, Dizziee world and Madras crocodile park. Among that, Dizziee world is just another amusement park. Madras crocodile park is also an attraction for wildlife lovers to see a large number of crocodile, alligators and turtles. Dakhshinchitra is a place where one can find the whole south Indian culture in a nutshell. It's something everyone should visit. All the houses and everything is just like real. So, go for all these places, have fun. Enjoy.
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Dhanesh Kumar

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  • Dhanesh Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 5 photos
  • 50 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  35965 readers

"Very much crowded beach and dirty too"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
We visited the beach but it was very crowded, dirty and even has bad smells all around but enjoyed the beach from our hotel from where the beach was accessible. But it was a great experience.
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Arun Rajan

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  • Arun Rajan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 173 photos
  • 113 Reviews
  •  68 helpful votes
  •  43371 readers

"Rocky Beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 23, 2016
This beach is different from other beaches and has rocks statues in beach. You can climb on rocks and enjoy the scenic beauty of the sea. Also you can find a lot of resorts nearby beach and you will definitely enjoy if you stay there for a day or two.
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Chandana Iyengar

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  • Chandana Iyengar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 17 photos
  • 25 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  18810 readers

"Clean beach"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2016
Beach is near Shore Temple and clean when compared to other nearby beaches. Crowd is moderate and depends on season. Can spend time and great view of sunset from here along with Shore Temple.
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Mukunth Konvict

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  • Mukunth Konvict
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  12856 readers

"Calm and peaceful place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2016
Calm and peaceful place where we can enjoy a lot with friends. Where we can take our family also. Most of the time place will be fully occupied by couples.
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Krish Nanny

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  • Krish Nanny
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1053 readers

"Superb beach"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2016
We went on evening to this beach and we enjoyed very lot. We made a small beautiful house with sand. We will never forget this type of enjoyment. Very good place to see.
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Mohan Babu

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  • Mohan Babu
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1111 readers

"Perfect place for a weekend"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2016
A place to enjoy the complete weekend. There are numerous Rock Temples which would need at least one day to cover all these sculptures. There are entry fees for Car and tourist vehicles. As well as entry fees for certain Rock Temples. Lot of shops where one can buy articles made of rock and sea shells. There are many resorts at nominal price to enjoy. The seafood is awesome.
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Babbi  Vojjala

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  • Babbi Vojjala
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  5128 readers

"Tourist place to chill and have fun"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2016
Tourist come devotional place. Where you could have fun in the beach, have crazy selfies and later you can visit the temple and become devotional. At lowest price you can go there and have lots of fun.
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Abhishek  Pollishett

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  • Abhishek Pollishett
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1265 readers

"Amazing beach"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
First time I visited such kind of beach and I felt very happy with lots of ambience. The seashore temple is also a great place and lots of stalls near the beach. The place where you can enjoy on holidays with friends and family.
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