Marina Beach, Chennai (Madras)

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Is bounded nearr Fort St. George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south.

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    Marina Beach

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Feb 5, 2015

    Marina Beach was a pleasant area in Madras where to have a walk. I walked all along this Marina and saw many interesting tourist attractions, such as the Fort Museum, statues devoted to Gandhi, the Madras University, the beach, etc.

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    The rough waves of the Bay of Bengal

    by udtaparindaa Written Jun 4, 2014

    The most crowded beach in India and maybe the reason I haven't been there after a visit in my early childhood and once again in my late teens. But if the weather is pleasant it can still lure you to enjoy the madness of the waves and the large number of small and big ships in the horizon.

    The beach has hell lot of small shops/eateries and also smells of loads of fishes. In recent years lots of renovation work has been undertaken and several statues, memorials and pathways have been made to improve its overall look and aesthetics (in my next visit I am surely gonna visit it again to see the changes and update more pics of the same).

    It is the longest natural urban beach in the country and the world's second longest and is 13 kms long.

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    Marina Beach- Crowds Galore

    by abi_maha Written Oct 17, 2011

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    The most popular destination in Chennai is of course, the Marina Beach! It runs some 15 kms in length and the sands are almost a km in from the road!! The biggest negative is how littered it is!! PLease always keep an eye on where you are placing your feet..you could step on almost anything if not careful!! Saddest thing this to see such an awesome creation of nature being ruined by us humans! Civic sense is sorely lacking in India, all the more so in a place such as the Marina.. I wish more people would travel around the world so they realize what a matter of pride this beach should be.

    It attracts thousands of people everyday, don't be shocked if you see more than 50,000 people on this beach on a weekend! Head towards the light house as that area is less crowded.

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    Marina Beach

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 9, 2009

    Chennai sits on the Bay of Bengal and hosts one of India's largest urban beaches, stretching for 13km (8 miles). Marina Beach connects Fort St George with San Thome Cathedral almost 5km (3 miles) away and was built by Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff, the governor between 1881 and 1886. It is a favourite place for Chennai's citizens to escape the humid heat of the city and enjoy the sea breezes. The beach itself, looked fairly clean when I was there except for the area around the lighthouse near the cathedral which looks like its home to a fishing village.

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    The Marina Beach of Chennai.

    by goutammitra Written Jun 16, 2009

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    Marina Beach, one of the worlds longest beaches is 13 km long. The tsunami on December 26, 2004, caused massive death and destruction along the beach. It is said more than 1400 people died.It has been difficult to recover, but the community is working hard to make the area attractive to tourists and vacationers once again.

    This beach is one of the land marks of the city, next to Madras Port , visited by thousands of people everyday. But the sea is very rough not really fit for swimming or sea bathing. Yet many people go for swimming every day and some people do not return alive. The people of Chennai just love to visit this place in the evening for stroling or evening dinner( picnic). Next to the beach there are several Udupi and Chettinadu restaurants where you can have your evening meal. Chettinadu Chicken is one of the best chicken preparation we ever had in our life in a hotel near Marina Beach. We went there almost on 5 nights.

    Marina Beach. Tsunami effect was till near Ramkrishna Mission. The beautiful Marina Beach. Boys Frolicking at the beach!

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    Marina Beach

    by PierreZA Written Jan 7, 2008

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    A very long beach, stretching for several kilometres, - one of the longest in the world. I visited the beach the evening of January 1st 2008 – thousands of other people also did! A very festive atmosphere with many food stalls etc. It seems that is a very popular outing for the locals, especially between 6 and 9.

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    Marina beach

    by johnbradshawlayfield Written Mar 9, 2007

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    Marina - Marina Beach, the pride of Chennai, is the second largest beach in the world and has a wide sandy foreshore. Situated on the beach, the Anna and MGR samadhis, which are the memorials of the most popular former Chief Ministers of the State attract good crowd everyday. An aquarium is also located on the Marina Beach. Some of the most beautiful buildings in Chennai such as the University of Madras,Senate-House,Chepauk Palace, Presidency College, P.W.D office and Ice House are located on the beach drive

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    Marina Beach

    by ajayzener Updated Jan 13, 2007

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    Adjoining the Bay of Bengal, Chennai has one of the loveliest beaches. The 4.5 km long Marina beach is the second longest beach in the world. This is a nice place to have a stroll in the evening or in the morning and you can also be a part of the tamil cuture as you see the life go along the pavements. The green lawns on one side and the beach on the other gives a nice feeling....

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    MARINA BEACH

    by undisputed Updated Mar 2, 2005

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    The beach runs for 13km and it is the second longest beach in the world. The beach drive runs between magnificent stately buildings like the Chetpauk Palace, University of Madras, Icehouse etc. on one side and a very wide sandy beach on the other. The aquarium is situated at the beginning of the beach.
    The pic is the evergreen garden memorials of Late C. N. Annadurai and M. G. Ramachandran (former Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu) , located at the beginning of Marina.

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    Marina Beach

    by Rodan44 Written Nov 18, 2004

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    Along Chennai's coast with the Bay of Bengal is Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. 13 kilometers of golden sand opposite of which are found all the most important government buildings. Portions of the beach appear very idillic, while others are downright filthy. Either way, it is worth a visit just to witness the daily activity on the beach. Here you will see old wooden fishing boats, peasants camping on the beach, shanty towns, open air fish markets, and kids playing or flying kites. Probably not the place you want to plan a romantic beach getaway, but a colorful slice of local life nonetheless.

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    MARINA BEACH

    by AliJoe Updated May 28, 2004

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    MARINA BEACH. Known also as a Golden Sand. The Longest beach in Asia, 12 kilometer.

    Water Bird Santuary, Fort St George and Mamallapuram.

    MAMALLAPURAM.

    This place is a site of many ancient Sculptural Marvels.

    FORT St GEORGE.

    Built by East India Company during colonial to protect its intrest in India.

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    Marina Beach

    by GK2005 Written Apr 4, 2004

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    Marina Beach in Madras is the second longest beach in the world. Considered one of the loveliest beaches in the world, it offers a tremendous respite from the sapping heat of Madras. The waves in the Marina beach are indeed quite powerful and swimming here wont be a stroll in the park. The golden sands of the beach enhances its beauty and is not rough on the legs when you walk on it. The sunrise and sunset at the beach is a sight to behold.

    The one too many statues along the stretch of a beach is a bit of an eyesore. There are tons of foodstalls that provide various kinds of food and so you would never go hungry if you spend a day at the beach here.

    Marina Beach is also very crowded most of the times as its in close proximity to many government offices, a college and the Madras University. It is very well connected by buses from all over Madras.

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    The marina beach is a place u...

    by chanakya Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The marina beach is a place u shouldnt miss...boasting one of the longest beaches in the world...may not be very clean...but still its worth being here for sure...
    the vaaaaaaaaaast stretch of the beach...ooooooo..its really really long.

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    A walk along the beach

    by illumina Updated Dec 14, 2010

    Chennai's Marina beach is one of the longest beaches in the world - we walked a little way along it from the Kapaleeshwarar Temple area to Lighthouse. It's interesting to see all the fishing boats.

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