Secret beach of Chennai - Sozhinganallur

I've always had this severe crush on lonely beaches. Apart from Manori in Mumbai about which I had already posted, here is the the Sholinganallur beach, down south, near Chennai. Unlike Marina or Mahabs (Mahabalipuram, as it is nick named by locals), this beach is one of the lonely beaches near Chennai. With just one mobile icecream parlour, this is a perfect excuse for a solitude evening. And to watch the sunset is the absolute way to unwind a stressful day. It is definitely one of the best beaches of Chennai, actually its one of the secret, secluded, romantic beaches of Chennai.
Best kept secret beach of Chennai in ECR, romantic beach at Sholinganallur

UPDATE: This beach has now been made famous by the Oh-So-Romantic Tamil Movie Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya, starring Simbu & Trisha. This was the shooting location of the movie Vinnai Thadi Varuvaya, when Trisha turns around and goes away after breaking up with Simbu!


From Chennai city: 
Guindy -> Madhya Kailash -> Tidel Park -> Thiruvanmiyur -> ECR -> Sozhinganallur road
The second turn towads the beach before the Sozhinganallur road

From Tambaram:
East Tambaram -> Medavakkam -> Sozhinganallur Jn -> ECR
The second turn towads the beach to the left of the Sozhinganallur road


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  1. Can you believe that I've never been to Shollinganallur Beach?????? Not even once :(

  2. I love beaches too.Talking of beaches try these blogs:

  3. @ Sowmi,
    Why sowmi, Why....???

    @Ramakrishnan Sir,
    Will surely check.

  4. another city i love. did my masters there centuries back:-)
    but never visited this beach.
    been to marina of course - -

  5. @ Kochutherisiamma,
    This is a secluded secret beach of Chennai, Even many Chennaities are not aware of this one.


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