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Address: Chennai (Madras), India
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though...

This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers.

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Nice place to chillout

Straight beach, superb ambience in afternoon.very safe. Must go beach if u cm to chennai . good place to hangout with friends or family too. Transportation is very easy accessible... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Straight beach, superb ambience in afternoon.very safe. Must go beach if u cm to chennai . good place to hangout with friends or family too. Transportation is very easy accessible like ola, uber or a ato.

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Thank Triiishaa
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is one of the main attarcations of chennai. it is a long sandy stretch of beach. a road run parallel to it. it is a very good place to go for a walk with friends and family.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

once upon a time it use to be the best beach in Chennai.. but now it is very very dirty.. water is also very dirty..

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Russellville, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the longest stretches of beach in the world that was not at all inviting and at which you cannot swim.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good where you can get relaxation from the city life and the best part is beach is located at heart of city

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Agreed that it has become famous over the years. But as a matter of fact, its not a worthy visit at all. Especially, we went there in the late afternoon and it was burning hot, it was all dirty. People had put tents over there and leading a life right on the beach polluting the environment, Govt has to take... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've always enjoyed going to Marina with my family after a long tiring day. A salty breeze, whispering splashes of the ocean, spicy smell of fried fish in the stalls... What more would you ask for to spend time with your family...

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Thank Aamir R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beach is always been my first in Todo list in every travel plan marina is so close to my heart everytime we go visit I love the walk on the shore .When a wave touches your feet u eel like u r on a bundle of cotton ball..Must eat is sundal , cotton candy and some play items for kids... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the largest beach in Asia , place is little crowded and not a very clean beach ,local amusements are available , you can even find lot of small shop where you can find craft items made of sea shells

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told this is the second largest beach , after Copacabana. But when we were visiting it was empty apart from a few picnickers & some food vendors. Apparently swimming is not advised due to strong riptides.

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