The Golden Beach - Far from the Madding Crowd
When somebody recommended that we explore some beaches soon after we shifted to Chennai, ofcourse Marina Beach was the name that first came to our mind. But then a friend of ours suggested that we should first explore the Golden Beach which actually lives up to its name. You will be mesmerized with the beauty of the beach and its velvety and silvery sand.
Marina Beach today is not only synonymous with Chennai but with a few other unwanted things as well – dirt, crowd and safety hazard. On the other hand the Golden Beach is the most appealing and charming. Golden Beach is located about 22 km away from Egmore Station and it is about 45 minutes journey from the station. You can hire private cab or auto-rickshaw to reach there.
Golden Beach is also considered to be a safer option than the more popular Marina Beach. With hardly any life guards seen around, there are cases of drowning almost every month. Its pride of being the longest beach is ridiculed when one notices equally long stretches of dirt and garbage piled up alongside. However, you are completely transported to a serene and peaceful life once you step into the pristine sands of the Golden Beach. Being tucked away in a corner, far from the madding crowd, you can hear the sound of the waves, the rolling sea, the splashing waves and the attraction is magnetic.
And with the Universal Kingdom Amusement Park located just nearby, it makes the beach a perfect family entertainment avenue. With thrill rides, kids’ rides and aqua rides, the Amusement Park is an added attraction to the beach. If you still have time and energy to add some more fun and excitement to your trip to the Golden Beach, you can explore nearby places like the Birla Planetarium (13 km), National Art Gallery (20 km), Sai Baba Temple (0.5 km), Prarthana Drive Inn Theatre (2 km), San Thome Basilica (15 km).
Address of the Universal Kingdom
VGP Universal Kingdom
VGP Golden Beach, East Coast Road, Injambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Contact No. 9282150077, 7667847847
Timings: 11:00 A.M to 7:30 P.M