Mahabalipuram Beach


14.0/5(85 Ratings)

Mahabalipuram Beach Overview

Ranked 2 of 22 sightseeing in Mahabalipuram

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.

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What travellers are saying about Mahabalipuram Beach

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  • Very Good 15
  • Excellent 13
  • Good 4
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Reviews and Ratings

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran3.6/5

225 reviews

Not much worth .

We can spend around 2 hours here. Beach is not much clean. Many local verities of food available here. Mainly fish fry. So many shops available and horse riding. Confirm the fee before taking the ride.
  • Not much worth .
  • Not much worth .
  • Not much worth .

Rajesh kumar

Rajesh kumar3.9/5

18 reviews

Beautiful Beach

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.

Soumik Sen

Soumik Sen4.3/5

1 review

Visit to Mahabalipuram

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

Dhanesh Kumar3.2/5

50 reviews

Very much crowded beach and dirty too

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.

Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan4.3/5

140 reviews

Rocky Beach

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.

Chandana Iyengar

Chandana Iyengar3.6/5

26 reviews

Clean beach

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.

Mukunth Konvict

Mukunth Konvict3.6/5

2 reviews

Calm and peaceful place

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.

Krish Nanny

Krish Nanny5.0/5

2 reviews

Superb beach

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.

Mohan Babu

Mohan Babu5.0/5

1 review

Perfect place for a weekend

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.

Babbi  Vojjala

Babbi Vojjala4.3/5

12 reviews

Tourist place to chill and have fun

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.
  • Tourist place to chill and have fun
  • Tourist place to chill and have fun
  • Tourist place to chill and have fun

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Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram

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