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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 beach but huge scope of improvement

Chennai is blessed with such a big sea beach right in the city. However, it has a huge potential to be developed. Currently it has very basic amenities for fun and entertainment... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Gurgaon, India
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Jodhpur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was really excited to visit d beach, cleanliness s required... Overall attractions are good , nearby sai baba temple s gud and city centre mall ... Good for families and couples

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chennai is blessed with such a big sea beach right in the city. However, it has a huge potential to be developed. Currently it has very basic amenities for fun and entertainment - like horse ride etc. not so clean beach either.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well if you are from Mumbai or similar place.. this beach is too much unorganized. Not much of the things to do or eat. Just good enough to see rising sun and fresh air.

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Wicklow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The world's second Longest Beach is teeming with locals in the late afternoon who come down to get away from the heat of the city and eat ice-creams and dip their toes into the warm ocean. Sounds Idyllic until you see how dirty the beach is and the roaming gangs of gypsy's - which is really disappointing from a city... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Marina beach is located in Chennai city and is longest beach in Asia .Not good beach dirty beach with bad smell of cooking of fish ,no proper cleaning or no proper management I am not will go again

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The part of the beach that we visited had a vile smell. Smelt like decaying animals. This could have been the aftermath of the cyclone. Otherwise colourful with all the vendors around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My love for beaches has increased after spending time in Marina Beach. They have variety of fried sea food items and different shops where items made of shells can be bought. Being the famous coastal line, it is always crowded. But overall, my experience was good and relaxing.

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Thank sur b
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there during day and found it to be dirty. Sand under the feet cant be enjoyed because of of all type of animal feaces. Sea was also very rough.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Known to be the second longest coastal line, Marina is a place for visit while in chennai. Seen in most of the movies, It is also famous for the memorials of tamil political leaders Anna, MGR, and Jayalalitha. Despite the regular costal cleanliness drives, the constant crowd makes the shores dirty with no sense of cleanliness. Good place to visit... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The caption says it all. Only go if you want a tick in your list. May be the mornings will be better. Even then, it was a horrendous experience with swarms of people. The sellers sell fake coke on the stalls, you'll never get out from the traffic and to top it all - the beach is pretty dirty. So... More 

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