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Address: Chennai (Madras), India
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though...

This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers.

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Very cool to visit the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean but the beach itself had lots of garbage in the sand. Perhaps a more secluded place would be better.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Marina Beach is one of the longest urban beaches in the world. Stretched along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal for about 12 km, Marina Beach is bordered by St. George Fort in the North and Besant Nagar in the South.Marina Beach is a popular picnic spot since the 1880s.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool to visit the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean but the beach itself had lots of garbage in the sand. Perhaps a more secluded place would be better.

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Vijayawada, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one of the longest urban beaches in the world. The most attractive thing in this beach is "Sunrise". One must visit and enjoy the nature's beauty

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can say I was amazed at the change in the cleanliness of the beach last year in June. I could see lot of people enjoying and swimming and the atmosphere is magic around 18.00 hrs and I really enjoyed the scene there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Out of all the beaches in Chennai, i consider this as the best beach to visit. Better to visit during evening to get the best enjoyment.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Sunday when lots of families were enjoying a day out. There were funfair rides for young children, pony rides on the sandy beach, food stalls, toy sellers and even two young girls performing a tight rope! People were very friendly and many wanted to talk, shake hands and even be photographed with us exotic foreigners. Many... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Marina as people know, We are proud to say this is the worlds second largest beach. but please do not expect this place to be clean for foreigners. Partly clean and Partly dirty. Please do adjust we are a growing up nation. One of the safest place since it is located very close to the Secretariat. Cops will be everywhere... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there many times. Huge rush on weekends and on wednesday's so plan it accordingly. Try to go in the evening after 17:00 hrs and you will find little little lovers point after 19:00 hrs. Have to see once, Its the second longest beach in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chennai Marina beach is very famous tourist spot in chennai city the weather of the beach is very good in the evenings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great beach to watch the sun rise. Mornings are when it is the least populated and coolest. It gets quite hot between 10am and 4pm on almost any day in the year. Weekends and holidays are nice too if you dont mind a lot of people and you can almost always find a quiet spot. A lot of street food... More 

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