Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Tamil Nadu  /  Chennai District  /  Chennai (Madras)  /  Beaches  /  Marina Beach

Marina Beach, Chennai (Madras)

2.4
#2 of 11 in Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Beach Nature / Park
Take a walk along Marina Beach, the world’s second longest natural urban beach. The sandy shore stretches for 13 km (8.1 mi), although strong undercurrents create conditions too dangerous for swimming. Browse the numerous shops and stalls that line the popular beach, have a picnic in the sand, or splash around in one of the two swimming pools. Strolling along the seaside promenade, you can admire an array of statues and monuments, many of which depict local leaders, writers, activists, and other significant people from the country’s past. Use our Chennai (Madras) itinerary builder to add Marina Beach and other attractions to your Chennai (Madras) vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Marina Beach
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
2,819 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is best place to visit in Chennai.The beach is very good and very large.Good for enjoying in an evening with friends.  more »
  • One of my favourite beach in chennai...Lot of shops were there for eateries...It was well maintained now a days...But was getting more polluted...In evening and early morning one should definitely lov...  more »
  • Went in the month of July and it was too hot. Nothing to do much except walk on the beach road and enjoy some sea foods from nearby Tamil Nadu government stalls and moving restaurants.  more »

Plan your trip to Chennai (Madras)

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Chennai (Madras)

You can find accommodations in all price ranges for your stay in Chennai, but mid-range options remain especially plentiful. Budget lodgings include backpacker-style hostels, affordable guesthouses, and rental apartments, while five-star local and chain hotels make up the high-end choices, increasingly popular in Chennai.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Chennai (Madras) by other users

1 day in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Kodaikanal & Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Kodaikanal & Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in India SEE PLAN December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Mumbai City District, South India & New Delhi BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Chennai (Madras) & Mayiladuthurai BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Karnataka & Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans