Chennai Marina Beach

MGR Memorial, Chennai
MGR Memorial, Chennai

A typical morning at the Marina
A typical morning at the Marina Beach.

Chennai Marina Beach is a 13 kilometers long beach which extends from  Fort St. George (Tamilnadu State Legislative head office and Secretariat) to Adayar Beasant Nagar.

Chennai Marina Beach is the longest urban beach in India and second longest in the world.  Chennai Marina Beach is the most crowded beach attracting 20000 visitors on an average per day and almost double this number on weekends.

Opposite to Chennai Marina Beach, there are many prominent public places. Madras University,   Presidency College, Chepauk Cricket Stadium, Vivekanda House, Inspector General of Police Office, Queen Mary’s College, All India Radio, Mylapore Santhome Church,Chennai Beasant Nagar Annai Velankanni Church, etc, are to name a few, other than Fort St. George and Chennai Port Trust.

There is a swimming pool and jogging track at Mariana Beach. The road along the Chennai Marina Beach has got statues of many prominent personalities.

Chennai Marina Beach also has the Memorial or ‘Samadhi’  for the former Chief Ministers of Tamilnadu; Late Annadurai (Arignar Anna) and Late M. G. Ramachandran (MGR); Anna Samadhi and MGR Samadhi.

UNESCO World Heritage site Mahabalipuram is around 56 kilometers from Mariana Beach at Chennai.

You will get frsh, hot and delicious local food called Baggi. Vegetable Baggi is made of onion, potato, chilly, banana, etc, You will also get fish fuggy, which is a specialty of Chennai Mariana beach.

How Do I Go to Marina Beach at Chennai?

Chennai Marina Beach is easily accessible by road, train and air. Chennai International airport is the nearest airport to Marina. Chennai Central station and Chennai Beach Stations are the nearest major railway stations to Chennai Beach.

George T. George

I am George T. George, blogger and owner of the website, This blog is for tourists, pilgrims and travelers to India. I started this blog in 2013, as a destination guide for Indian destinations. It has the information on most of the tourist and pilgrimage destinations in India. Currently, there are 435 destinations on the website, as of the last week of 2017. And the list is growing. I started with website related tasks in 1996. Initially, I worked with website design and hosting for my clients. I moved on to web programming and later on to local citations and search engine optimization. This website is my small contribution to those looking for information on Indian tourist destinations. Please mail me at [email protected] . com (remove the spaces around dot), if are looking for any additional information.

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