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Marina Beach, Chennai (Madras)
(2.3/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • Such a long beach and the waves are wonderful - one can just imagine how tremendous the tsunami would have been. You could just sit and watch the waves the whole evening right to the night. It can get...  more »
  • Nice long and wide beach but it was crowded with lots of locals, felt like we were stared at a lot, which made us a little uncomfortable. 
  • Wide beach..lot to walk..a good experience.. Was very crowded as I visited in the evng. One time visit is ok..