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Marina Beach, Chennai (Madras)
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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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  • Marina beach is one of the longest beach but sorry to say it is also one of the most polluted beach I have come across so far.Though there is enough parking space and in one corner of it there are sho...  more »
  • It is reportedly second longest beach in the world. It seems one and there is a nice sunset view here. Evenings are good time to go. As a foreigner, one might be upset about garbage at places but wate...  more »
  • The alluring golden sand beach is a must visit place in Chennai. Well maintained and easy to access.