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Visit Marina Beach

Chennai’s Marina Beach happens to be India’s longest and world’s second longest beach. Stretching approximately 12 km, this beach is primarily sandy and is located on the eastern side of Chennai, adjoining the Bay of Bengal. Watching the sunset and sunrise from the beach is an enthralling experience. Though bathing and swimming can be dangerous, as the undercurrent is quite strong. The main attraction is the horseback rides which has become a favourite activity among both adults and kids.

Chennai’s Marina Beach happens to be India’s longest and world’s second longest beach. Stretching approximately 12 km, this beach is primarily sandy and is located on the eastern side of Chennai, adjoining the Bay of Bengal. Watching the sunset and sunrise from the beach is an enthralling experience. Though bathing and swimming can be dangerous, as the undercurrent is quite strong. The main attraction is the horseback rides which has become a favourite activity among both adults and kids.

Various food stalls are situated near the beach that offers murukku, sundal, ice-cream and other South-Indian snacks. An aquarium is located near the beach that showcases some of the best freshwater and tropical sea fish. The beach also houses the Samadhis(memorials), dedicated to C.N.Annadurai and M.G.Ramachandran, both former Chief Ministers of the state.

Some of the prominent buildings of Chennai are located on the beach drive namely:

  • University of Madras
  • Chepauk Palace
  • Senate House
  • Presidency College
  • Ice House
The best time to visit the beach is during the months of November to February.
 

Timing

Best Visiting Months: November to February. All days of the week 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

PREFFERED BY

Fun Lovers ,Loners, Nature Lovers

TIME SPENT

Around 2 to 3 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Altitude

    6m (20ft)
  • STD Code

    044
  • Best Season

    November to February
  • State/Code

    /600xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil, Hindi and English