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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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  • Longest beach nice chill breeze. Has a light house which is the signature symbol of this place. Great experience  more »
  • The famous marina beach is a place you must see in your Chennai visit.You can have the best view of the Sea from here.The swimmers will have a field day here.Kids can enter the see with elders and hav...  more »
  • At 13kms long, it is the 2nd longest beach in the world and also quite wide. Reaonable walk past a few fishing boats to the waters edge to dip the toes. The waves seemed a bit wild for swimming for me...  more »