Marina Beach in Chennai

Don't miss visiting second longest (urban) natural beach in the world

Don't miss visiting second longest (urban) natural beach in the world | Photo credit: Thangaraj Kumaravel/flickr

Marina Beach Overview

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Stretching 13 kilometres in length from St. George Fort to Mahabalipuram, Marina Beach enjoys the limelight of both tourists and locals for being the second longest (urban) natural beach in the world. Witness cricket matches, fish markets, children flying kites and astrologers at the beach side as you take a walk along the shoreline.

Owing to a strong undercurrent, unfortunately, swimming is forbidden at this beach. Though afternoons can be very hot especially during the summer season in Chennai, evenings and early mornings allow you to experience the cool waves and winds as you sit and relax at the beach. You will also find a rare species of olive ridley sea turtles at the beach since it lies on the extreme stretch of coast.

Since the beach attracts a lot of people every day (almost 30,000 tourists per day during weekdays) the area has good parking and is guarded by cops to ensure security.

  • Photo Opp

    Whether it is the sunrise or the sunset, the golden sand and the cool blue water make for great subjects for photography!

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