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About Marina Beach, Chennai

Stretching at a length of 13 kilometres, Marina beach is the second largest beach in the world. It is a natural beach, characterized by the urbaneness owing to its location in India’ metro Chennai. Fringing the mammoth Bay of Bengal, this beach runs from the Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south. However, the beach is often resorted to by locals for morning and evening walks along with some recreational activities along the beach. These facts also make it one of the most-visited beaches in India, drawing a footfall of 30,000-odd visitors per day.

For entertainment and recreation there are various avenues here like food stalls, sights of memorials and sculptures, an aquarium, a lovers’ spot, two swimming pools, an oval-shaped skating arena. Other than these, you will find lots of visitors flying kites and playing cricket here. Fisherman colonies at both the ends of the beach make for an interesting visit. 

Marina Beach Information

  • Though swimming in the sea isn’t allowed, there are two Olympic sized swimming pools along the beach.
  • You should keep aside at least 2-3 hours to spend on the beach.
  • It’s the most vibrant in the evenings as most of the crowd comes then. For those seeking peace, avoid the weekends and go as early as possible.
  • Being such a long beach, those who enjoy leisurely walks can do so. There’s a jogger’s track and lover’s spot for those interested.
  • The promenade has many statues, which are pretty interesting to see. Be sure to give them a look.
  • According to reviewers, the beach isn’t particularly well maintained.
  • It’s the most crowded on the weekends, so avoid that if large crowds irritate you.
  • Parking is very hard to find on weekends and holidays.
  • Be sure to stroll through each of the rooms the Swami lived in for a clear idea of the principles he lived by throughout his life.
  • Bathing and swimming legally prohibited.

Marina Beach Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open throughout though it isn’t advisable to go too late (post 12 am).

How To Get To Marina Beach by Public Transport

  • To the beach: Buses 29A, 27B, S27B, Bus 22 all go to Anna Square from different parts of the city.
  • From the beach: Bus S25G, 12G, 02A, S27H leave from Anna Square to different parts of the city.
  • Thiruvallikeni MRTS Station
  • Light House MRTS Station
  • Thirumayilai Railway Station
  • Mandaveli MRTS Station

Restaurants Near Marina Beach

  • Dakshin (South Indian cuisine/approx. Rs. 3000 for two)
  • Burgundy’s (Indian, Oriental, Italian and Continental/ Rs. 2,200 for two)
  • Annalakshmi (South Indian, North Indian/ Rs. 800 for two)

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Address: Marina Beach, Chennai. Tamil Nadu

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  • While at Chennai its worth a visit to Marina beach with its array of statues of great people who made a difference. Of course one of the most notable being that of the father of the nation. Its a beautifully made statue dedicated to Gandhiji, and is the place where you can see specially north Indians. The place was unclean.

  • A tourist attraction.! World's second most longest Beach.! But mind you this place is dirty!The best time to come here is before sunrise or after sunset.! In the morning you can see people walking, jogging and sometimes you can even find people having a great time with their dogs.! You can find people fishing too! In the evening you can try horse riding, shooting and there is a lot of other fun activities as well.! Sundays you can find fish markets behind the beach!

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  • The second longest beach in the world. Definitely a place to visit. Mornings and evenings are the best time to visit, otherwise it's too hot

  • Marina Beach is very good in so many ways, its a best place for morning excercise and there are so many people come for walking before sun rise,it's very good to see, Evening you will get cool breeze and best moon rays reflection on water-best place for stress buster This place is not a place to say something... ? This place is a place to feel something...🏖

  • one of the longest and largest beaches of India. nicely maintained by the government authorities. large beachside market and many stalls for fast-food. huge tourist attraction.

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