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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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  • We had a wonderful time in marina beech with our family wonderful place to have moonlight dinner. Fine place for small and big group get together.  more »
  • Marina beach is probably the first thing that comes to my mind when remembering about Chennai. It is a long beach spread on kilometers distance. I visited in December at evening tie to enjoy the sunse...  more »
  • You will be mesmerized by the vast expanse of sand over there. Nice place to be with various monuments nearby. It is very hot during day time. Evening and early mornings are the best time to visit.  more »