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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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  • Marian beach is the only place in Chennai where you can walk or run. It is a white sand beach, and it is beautiful. From Gandhi statue to Anna Square and back is about 5K. Go early to avoid the crowd ...  more »
  • Revisited this beach after almost 20 years. Saddened to see shops selling everything from trinkets, toys and photo ops with cut-outs of local film and political personalities. The memorials to erstwhi...  more »
  • this is one of the longest sea shore which attracts all kinds of age groups and enjoy their time. lots of space for parking and can see many more kinds of people around there and people can go jog mor...  more »