Location - Abutting the Bay of
Bengal, Chennai is blessed with 4.5 kms of sand stretch and longest beach of
world. It lies towards the east.
How to Reach - The casaurinas
do attract and before you get drawn to it just check the nearest airport
that is Kamraj Airport and of course it is a big railway station connected
to major stations of India. Chennai thrives on a good network of roads so
get ready to drive.
Best Time to visit - November
to February are the peak seasons to check out the longest beach of the
About Marina Beach
Walk around; watch the splendid shore along with your dear ones; visit
the nearby attractions and also, encourage your children to participate
in your family vacation trip to Marina. Taking certain steps can lead to
a much more enjoyable experience. Don't forget safety precautions while
on vacation and ensure that no family member wanders off alone. Marina
Beach has the laurel of being the second largest beach in the world.
Other things decorating the marina beach are an exquisite aquarium, and
a few beautiful buildings like the University of Madras, Senate-House,
Chepauk Palace, etc. all located on the beach-front, making the beach
Attraction in and around Marina Beach
Dusty sand, excellent surf and a shining clean blue sea, this is all
about Marina beach. This beach is one among the longest beaches in Asia.
Its expansive stretch was made wonderful by a major redo and today it is
a major tourist attraction. With its natural elegance and limitless
passage with marvelous gardens, the beach is must see among the tourists
visiting Chennai. Watching the sun set and rise from the beach is a
captivating experience. Bathing and swimming can be dangerous as the
undercurrent is very strong, but following all precautions, swimming can
be a very rewarding experience.
The closest space of the beach has a wonderful aquarium with exotic
collection of freshwater and tropical fishes. The aquarium offers the
best sight of marine life rare with a huge collection.
Fun N Enjoyment
In the evenings, the beach is transformed into a bright carnival ground
with all kinds of enjoyable sources such as food stalls lining the
beach. The vendors sell items ranging from shell and glass baubles to
kites and fruit juices. The Marina beach has the capability to entertain
large number of tourist at the same time. The beach front is also used
as a venue for important state functions.
Marina is the location of 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. At the other end of the
beach is the new lighthouse. In between the pavements, there are several
statues of Tamil scholars and two important sculpture of the Victory of
Labour and the Mahatma Gandhi.