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This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers. Look out for the "Kannagi" statue on Marina Beach, which tells the story of the legendary character from a South Indian epic.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the best beaches in the world - second longest beach. The perfect getaway for anyone in Chennai in mornings and evenings. Almost crowded most of the times in the evenings, the beach can host any number of people. Parking is bit of an...More

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful place I never seen before very big and long of 13km beach the second largest beach in world

Thank ajaysu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Marina beach is one of the or is the longest beach in india. It's really long, making it really impossible to cover the whole of it in a single visit. The beach is well maintained and clean and is a must visit while in Chennai

Thank Sharath N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Try some seafood, especially prawns at a roadside restaurant. Better not stay too late (say after mid night). Also don't offer any money to the begging kids (otherwise you will not be able to have a peaceful return back to your hotel).

Thank chandimac2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the landmarks in chennai and must visit places. Not many things to do in the beach per se other than sitting and watching the waves if lucky. Try the fish fry available. Visit the CMs memorial

Thank anandnh
Reviewed 2 days ago

I Visited two times this Marina Beach, I love its sea Shore sound and its cleanness environment. On this beach you may avail tasty roasted sea fishes with delicious preparation.

Thank anandbpsri
Reviewed 3 days ago

Marina Beach is one of the beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my life. It was a weekend and a sunny Sunday. The roads were shining with the mirage effect. The beach is beautiful and you will love the environment around.

Thank Bhaskar2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is no entry fee and good for long walk, Horse riding is one of the goods things, chopped fruits, and vegetables are good one to have while enjoying the sunset, Bathing is not allowed on this beach and I found good security personnel using...More

Thank Sarma_nvny
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice beach but inadequate maintenance. We visited the beach on a week day and was not much crowded. During the evenings lot of families with their kids came for entertainment here. Horse ride is also available in evenings.

Thank Josephsamuelot
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best place to hangout in chennai. Being the 2nd largest beach in the world and 1st in india, it is a great place to pass time at. Good ambience. Sure suggestion if you visit chennai.

Thank ashish k
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Amjitha S
12 November 2016|
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27 April 2015|
Response from Gajarajan1947 | Reviewed this property |
marina beach is a long stretch of beach which can be divided into 4 parts of stretches starting from the north 1. Anna square beach, 2. Triplicane beach 3. Vivekananda house(ice house) beach and the last stretch is 4. Gandhi... More
Yadu s
20 March 2015|
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Response from Gajarajan1947 | Reviewed this property |
It is better to be there before 5.30 so that you can see the rays beaming out of the sea just before sunrise and for an ideal photograph. You can take the picture from Mylapore part of the beach, ( Near gandhi statue and... More