beach is situated to the east of Chennai (Madras) at Kamarajar Road, 3 Km away
from the city centre. Marina beach covered with the silver sands is said to be
the longest beach in India and one of the longest in Asia, extends to a
length of 13 Km, from Fort St. George all the way to Mahabalipuram. There is
a drive along the beach circumscribed with palms and casuarinas running the
whole length of Chennai.
Silver sands, an excellent surf and a shimmering clean blue sea, this in a
nutshell, is Marina beach. This beach is acknowledged as one of the longest
beaches in Asia. It's 12 km-long stretch is the second longest in the world.
It is located on the eastern side of the city adjoining the Bay of Bengal.
To behold the sun set and rise from the beach is an enthralling experience.
Though bathing and swimming can be dangerous as the undercurrent is very
turbulent, even then people dare to swim here,Tourist Places to Visit in Marina.
Regional access to Marina Beach in Chennai!
The Kamaraj Domestic Airport and the Anna International Airport are located at Meenambakkam about 20 kms from Chennai city. The airport can be accessed either by road or by sub-urban trains for which the alighting point is at Tirusulam, about 1 km from the airport. Many major international airlines have synchronized direct flights to Chennai. Domestic airlines function daily flights to all major cities of the country from the domestic terminal. Chennai is connected by rail with all major towns and cities in India. Major Railway Stations: Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. Trains operate from Egmore Junction to various parts of the state while interstate trains originate from Chennai Central Station.Chennai is connected by good network of roads with all important places in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India. Many private operators are available to render there keen services for domestic and interstate transportation. The distances from Chennai to other cities Bangalore (334kms), Calcutta (1678kms), Hyderabad (704 kms), (790kms).
Statues on the Marina beach !
stroll circumscribing the beach bordered with a green lawn entices you to go
on a leisurely walk. At the conjunctions of this promenade stand beautiful
statues of Tamil scholars, patriots, and noted personalities. Of these, the
Statue of Labour is a splendid sculpture an evidence of the industrious team
of labourers who are at strenuous, manual work. The sea in this region is
not considered safe for swimming, as the currents are turbulent.
Twilight magic at Marina Beach Tamilnadu
the sun comes down in the evenings, the beach is blessed with vividness as a
fair ground with various kinds of entertainment and food stalls lining the
beach. Close to the Marina beach is the Aquarium which has some of the most
exotic collection of Tropical sea fishes and fresh water fishes.
Aquarium gives a opportunity to have a rendezvous with the aquatic life. The
Ice House, which was used to store ice brought from great lakes in North
America, is South to the Aquarium.
Around Marina Beach Tamilnadu
Apart from Marina Beach, you can explore other attractions of the Chennai city. These include St. George Fort
, Parthasarthy temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple,Santhome Cathedral, Snake Park and Guindy National Park
and the Chennai Krishnapuram Temple
and also Most popular Beach Tours to Chennai Madras India.