Best time to visitN/A
Things to dobeaches
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends
Rank17 out of 310 attractions in Chennai
Known as the second longest beach in the world, the Marina is a beautiful beach in Tamil Nadu. The golden sands and the cleanliness around serves as the main attractions. The slope is gentle too and this makes it ideal for swimmers. Picnics are a common sight here and you also walk along the shore as this is very long. There are a number of eateries surrounding the beach as well.
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Home to one of the longest beaches in Asia, Marina Beach, Chennai is extraordinary in every form. Marina beach can get really crowded any day of the week, but that's an experience in itself. Best time is to visit it in the evening. However, the undercurrent is pretty turbulent. So, watch out! If you enjoy your solitude then there are a plethora of beaches in Chennai that aren't as touristy and will offer you a one on one conversation with nature. Kasimedu, Thiruvanmiyur are some of the beaches that you can visit.The FoodThe South Indian food you have had in any other part of India other than South India is basically not the authentic South Indian food. My dad's friend came to pick us up when we first set foot in Chennai. He dropped us at the hotel and arranged food for us. Idli, dosa and sambar! I have always loved South Indian cuisine. But the only place I had had South Indian food was Delhi.Having the same taste in mind I took the first bite. Nom! Was that the food of the gods? It was so much different and so so much delicious. And the best part? It is very inexpensive. You can get a really delicious dosa for 30 INR, for which you pay 80-90 INR in Delhi or anywhere else and it's not even that delicious. That is exactly when I realized I have been cheated all my life. You will not like the northern version of the South Indian food once you taste the authentic food anywhere in the South.SafetyHaving spent all my life in Delhi, I known how my mother dreads wearing those expensive gold jewelry whenever she goes out. Chain snatching is pretty common in many Northern states.It was such a shock for me to see small kids wearing really heavy gold necklaces in Chennai, without any fear in their eyes. It is a very safe and pocket-friendly city to stay in.Its close proximity to some marvels
Marina Beach is the longest beach in India and the second longest beach in the world. It stretches 13 km and lies on the eastern side of the city, bordering the Bay of Bengal. It provides visitors with the most captivating view of the ocean.2. Go for a long drive on the East Coast Road
Awesome Coast Line stretching from Chennai to Nagapattinam.
Traveling to Singapore
The longest beach, and also one of the jolliest! Horse riding, get tanned, or take long baths, and shop shell goodies! and a lot more fun activities. The best place! And also, take long long walks on the beach.
The color of the sand is darker than other beaches in Chennai. One would see many food stalls with seafood and peanuts all along the beach. It lures you away and makes you feel like you have always belonged to the seas!