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. Plan to see Marina Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Chennai (Madras) route maker tool .
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  • I hated everything abt this beach... too dirty n bad street food... only liked the road beside the beach...  more »
  • I am not a newbie to Chennai nor Marina. I have visited marina many times before but every time it was a usual trip except for this one time. It was a gang trip and a long planned trip. We went at noo...  more »
  • During my 4 days stay in Chennai 27 th Nov - 30 that Nov 2017 visited this beautiful and longest Marina beach in Chennai. I had been to Chennai 5-6times but got lucky to get feel of world's 2nd larges...  more »

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