Marina Beach

Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Madras)

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Marina beach is a popular urban beach within Bengal Bay in city of Chennai. The coastline stretches for 6.45 km making it one of world's longest beaches. The sandy beach is very popular among locals and tourists, making it a major tourist attraction of the city. The waters of the sea are rough and the waves are strong.

The beach is very popular for housing more than 500 shops and food kiosks. Marina Beach features an aquarium, kite flying, pony ride beach cricket facilities. It is also used for morning walks and joggings. A 10 meters tall artificial waterfall has been installed in the beach area. There are also two swimming pools available, the Marina and the Anna.

The entire of Marina Beach is lined with a number of statues and monuments that have great cultural and historic significance. Among them are various governmental institutions and Victory War Memorial, dedicated to the World Wars soldiers. Several symbolic stone statues stands at the roadside of the beach like Triumph of Labour statue and Mahatma Gandhi statue. There is also a lighthouse at the southern end of the beach.
 You can reach Marina Beach via metro at Anna Square station at the northern end of the beach, the Triplicane, Vivekananda House and Foreshore Estate stations. There are also several railway stations in the area, those are the Chepauk, the Tiruvallikeni and the Lighthouse railway stations.

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  • Vat Mr

    5
    - 24 August 2018 -

    The Marina beach is an important landscape in Chennai. This is the longest natural seashore in India. It is an iconic place and adds charm to the city of Chennai. You have to experience the beach in the nights. Tourists would seldom get a chance to experience the true nature of the beach the way local Chennai residents enjoy. An early morning stroll would refresh your mind and body. A 1000 documentaries would be less to describe the emotion that the beach has to offer. The University of Madras is right opposite to the beach. The beach is also a memorial for iconic political legends of the state. The place turns into a carnival on 31st December nights and the Chennai police organizes new year celebration here every year. It's extremely crowded and you will enjoy the unique experience. Extremely recommended. Don't just visit... Try to experience it. Enjoy.

  • Shibendu Gupta Choudhury

    4
    - 13 August 2018 -

    It is one of the largest beaches in the world. The place is very beautiful. You have to walk a bit to reach the sea. This place is more beautiful in the evening. You can seat and enjoy the beauty there. In a moonlit night this place is awesome. The cool sea air will fill you up with freshness. There is a tourist place near it named Vivekananda Illam dedicated to Swami Vivekananda. The only problem is this beach is a not much clean and well maintained but you will enjoy the place I can guarantee.

  • Shrey Bhargava

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    The beach is clean.best time to visit is in the evening. no disturbance, couples can go freely, students can hangout with the friends gang. Chepauk stadium(Chennai cricket stadium) is also near the marina beach. The parking is free for vehicles. The beach is visible from the traffic. Wheel chair accessible entrance. Public transport facility is also available.

  • Saravanan V

    4
    - 29 July 2018 -

    Very nice place to relax.. Worlds long beech and enough space for us to sit private and relax even at crowded times.. But we have to maintain cleanliness and educate our children now onwards for their future to have some long fresh breath here.. Had enjoyable moment here everytime we were going at Marina...

  • avani latha

    5
    - 23 July 2018 -

    Wonderful place to visit. Ease you mind from the tension of your work and life. Makes happy while lot of kids and children play in the sand and sea waves

  • saraswathi chowdary

    4
    - 16 July 2018 -

    This is one of the longest beach in India. It is maintained well. The sea shore has a large place where the children can play. The roads also maintained well. If you are visiting Chennai, then you should've visit this place.

  • ramesh d

    5
    - 12 July 2018 -

    It's a good place and it's was the largest beach.and it's so wide. It good to walk along the seashore. It feel very good if we see the rising sun in the morning. It's one of the best places if we visit Chennai. If you go once there you will wish to go again and again to the beach.

  • Hari Haran

    3
    - 06 July 2018 -

    The beach is always a good place to hang around with your friends, family and your loved ones. Rather being the second longest beach the cleanliness of the beach is not that good and it is not maintained on a regular basis. Other the cleanliness Marina is really a good place where you can find lot of shops and restaurants with wide variety of food. And, it is most important and convenient place for walking, jogging and public gathering.

  • Santhosh Kumar

    4
    - 01 July 2018 -

    Wonderful place to visit. Ease you mind from the tension of your work and life. Makes happy while lot of kids and children play in the sand and sea waves. People forget their age and become a child here. You get peace of mind and happiness here. Rest rooms should have been maintained properly by the government but still needs lot of improvement.

  • Harinath Reddy

    4
    - 02 February 2018 -

    Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai (Madras), India, along the Bay of Bengal. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south, a distance of 6.0 km (3.7 mi), making it the longest natural urban beach in the country and one of the world's longest beach ranking with 1 no. It is one of the most crowded beaches in the country and attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays. During summer months, about 1,50,000 to 2,00,000 people visit the beach daily.

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