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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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Long beach but dirty ...

long beach but quite dirty... waves and current are too strong to swim. A few street restaurants but no umbrella ot beach bed to hire ...

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Varkala, India
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Varkala, India
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

long beach but quite dirty... waves and current are too strong to swim. A few street restaurants but no umbrella ot beach bed to hire ...

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the great experience in Singapoor.good service good food good facilities and great hospitality:)

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Thank Jemzi23
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove and then walked along it for a few minutes but it was too dirty for my liking. It made me feel sad that this littler was ending up in the Bay if Bengal. Clean up the beaches!

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Thank Eat1Drink2Travel3
Bengaluru, India
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its good to visit in the evening after 5 p.m . You can get to see lot many shops and the beach looks pretty good.

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Thank BasavarajCH
Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

WoW this beach smells soo bad, I believe it smells so bad because all animals use the sand as a toilet lol. But the locals love the place as you can get food, drink and all sorts there unless you want something illegal lool I recommend you walk it to say you've done it then don't go back. Lol

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Thank Hashim H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to this place like a hundred times a year.Even today I went there and never really get bored of this place.This is by far one of my most fav places in chennai.Very peaceful and an awesome place for outing

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Thank ArulMurugan21
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to go........ Very nice place to spent time with family and friends........but now a days its not that much clean.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok enviroment but crowded with people..many activities to be done ...food stalls are not hygienic.. many souvenir stalls but quit pricy....

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am visiting there for 4th times. Everytime I enjoy a lot. It is clean and good beach in chennai and one of the famous beach. You can not take a bath here. It is just to roam around and enjoy the beauty of beach.

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Thank Suryadip
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was at marina with my daughter after a long time . We are from chennai but moved out over 6 years now . The same charm and the same liveliness !!!!!!

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Thank Ananthakrishnan N

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