Site Type: Beach
Location: Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: The second longest beach in the world
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
How to reach: Easily reachable by road as this is centrally located in the city
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city
When you think of Chennai, one thought that would splash in your mind certainly be Marina beach. Marina beach is the most sought-after place in Chennai. The beach stretches for around 13 kms long and this is the second longest beach in the world.
You would be attracted by this sandy beach for sure. Whether it is morning or evening, if you want to watch sunrise or sunset, you would really enjoy strolling along the Marina beach. You would find a lot of important buildings and British period monuments in the beach road.
There are some memorials for some political leaders of the state in one side of the beach. There are many statues of eminent personalities of Tamil along the beach. Even today, the Gandhi statue and Kannagi statue in the beach are the land marks of Chennai city. There are a swimming pool and small aquarium in the beach road.
Marina beach is such an important place in Chennai that anyone in the city can direct you. From Chennai Central railway station, the beginning of the beach is around 2 kms distance. You can reach the place either by public transport or by on you own easily, as the connectivity to the area is very good.
A lot of temples have come; a lot of monuments have been built; a lot of cinema halls and amusement parks have been started. But, Marina beach still remains as the best travel destination of Chennai for centuries and centuries, and I guess it will retain its first place forever.
Please do visit to this great place and enjoy the sea breeze.