Marina Beach

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  • Address: Marina Beach, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Leisure, Family And Kids

Marina Beach - Review

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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chennai itinerary 1 day.

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 reach 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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  • Marina Beach Address: Marina Beach, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
  • Marina Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Marina Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Marina Beach(preferred time): 06:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Marina Beach: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Marina Beach

  • 95% of people who visit Chennai include Marina Beach in their plan

  • 34.83% of people start their Marina Beach visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Marina Beach

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

92.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Marina Beach

People normally club together San Thome Church and Express Avenue while planning their visit to Marina Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Marina Beach, Chennai Reviews

  • A serene place to be. Wonderful in the evenings. Don't make the mistake of visiting this place when the sun is out! It's scorching hot and not an inch of shade anywhere. But the best place to be in the evening to watch sunset and hangout at the beach.

  • A must visit place for Chennai travellers. Secure, well maintained and clean beach. Police patrolling is always there to ensure the safety of the tourists.Light is located just adjacent to the beach. One must visit the lighthouse to see the real beauty of this beach. One interesting fact is ... This is the longest beach in India.

  • 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.

  • Best place for friends outing.. Its too good compared to the older days.. we often hang out in the early evenings and enjoy the street foods. .security has been tightened up and we feel much safer..

  • A lovely sea beach located in Chennai. I got the privilege to visit this fantastic beach which is spread across several miles. It can be easily reached from Chennai Central, by foot and also via auto. Enjoy.

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