Marina Beach

Marina Beach is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai, India, along the Bay of Bengal. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south, a distance of 6.5 km. The average width of the beach is 300 m and the width at the widest stretch is 437 m. It is one of the most crowded beaches in the country.



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Timings: 24hours open

Entry Fee: NO

Best Event:

  • Sun Rise – Around 5:30AM

Type: Urban, natural sandy beach

Must look at:

  • Sun Rise
  • Night view of beach
  • Anna memorial, locally known as Anna Samadhi
  • MGR memorial
  • Napier Bridge night view

Bathing and swimming:

legally prohibited because of undercurrent is very turbulent.

Visitors Expected:

  • Nearly 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays
  • Nearly 50,000 visitors a day during weekends

Interesting Facts:

  • It the longest natural urban beach in the country
  • Total length of 13.7

The Marina beach was famed for its pristine beauty, jolly ambiance, and rich ecosystems. However, since the middle of the 20th century, the beach and water have become polluted. Proliferation of plastic bags, human waste, and other pollutants have rendered many parts of the beach unusable. In recent years, many voluntary organisations have taken up the task of cleaning up the Marina and protecting the ecosystem.

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