Chennai is blessed with a long coastline. The Bay of Bengal sea forms its eastern boundary. So from most localities in Chennai, the nearest beach can be accessed within an hour of drive time. The sun scorched city gets respite in the form of sea breeze from afternoon. The sea breeze would be very soothing in the beaches around evening time. There are 8 major beaches within the city limits from Ennore in North to Uthandi in South. The most popular one is the Marina beach near the city center. It is a favorite spot for morning walkers and families seeking fresh air during the evenings. The sunrise and moonrise can offer stunning looks from the beach.