It is better to observe caution and restrict yourself to just wetting your feet. Thankfully at that time of the day (weekday) it was totally devoid of any hawkers, beggars and stall owners. I spent a much-needed relaxing couple of hours with the calming (of the mind) sea before heading back to my hotel.
Getting-there: Plenty of buses to Besant Nagar. From there it's 1km walk/auto-ride.
Must-Do: Visit during the non peak hours/day
My Rating: 4/10