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#1 of 784 Places To Visit in Chennai
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Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
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24 hours open

how to reach marina beach

The Marina Beach runs from the St George Fort to Besant Nagar. You can hire a cab and then take the North Beach road which will lead you right to the beach which runs parallel to it. The land mark near the Marina Beach is the Chennai City Center. So travel safely and have a great time in Chennai.

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World's second largest urban beach and the country's largest, Marina Beach is a popular hangout of humans and sea-animals alike in Chennai. While swimming or taking a dip in the sea is not possible at Marina beach, it is legally prohibited, there are a range of activities to indulge in at the beach if the distant horizon with huge waves crashing around don't have you spellbound for hours on end. An endless sandy expanse stretching from Fort George to Besant Nagar, while Marina beach is possibly one of the cleanest you will come across in India, it has lost much of its glory, beauty and natural heritage over the years to pollution. It has been the focus of much conservation efforts and cleanliness drives in recent years.

There are a number of food stalls and different sorts of shops crowding the beach with the Triumph of Labor and Gandhiji's march to Dandi statue towering in the skyline along with statues of many notable figures of Tamil literature and the MGR Samadhi. While there are a number of joyrides run on the beach, kite flying and pony rides are popular activities out here. Beach cricket was banned out here some years back as it was quite an inconvenience strolling the beach with cricket balls flying at you from all directions. There's a 34 ft artificial waterfall on one part of the beach. Yet another attraction at the beach is the Marina Beach Aquarium, country's first aquarium built in 1909, that houses rare species of tropical and fresh water fishes.

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Priya Banu
Priya Banu
Lovely beach for the entertainment
Jun 30 2014
I always love the marina beach and visited this beach a lot of the times. Walking in the sand to reach the sea waves was a great feel and we can relax a bit in the beach. There are sea food stalls available so that we can taste it and enjoy the sea f ...... read more
AmanJot Kaur
AmanJot Kaur
"Swim along Water"
Jun 29 2014
Marina beach is the most attractive place in Chennai.It is the best place for Chennai citizens' to escape the heat of city.It feels like we are going alongwith the water wave and like we are swinging in sea.You will feel free and awesome after visit ...... read more