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.
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.