The Marina Beach is one of the best places to visit in Chennai, India. This natural beach in Chennai is the second longest beach in the world and situated on its iconic sandy shores, are the memorials dedicated to former Chief Minister of the state, C.N.Annadurai and M.G.Ramachandran. This magnificent beach attract thousands of travellers every day. The 13km long beach starts from the Fort St. George, a tourist place in Chennai and ends in Besant Nagar. Located just 5 km away from the heart of Chennai city this sandy beach is a perfect tourist place to escape the harshness of the city. Marina beach is home to some of the reptiles, dolphins and fishes. The beautiful view of the sunset attracts a large number of travellers every day, the beach gets crowded during weekends.
Famous British building such as The University of Madras, the Senate House, Chepauk Palace, Presidency College and the Ice House can also be seen on the beach drive.
The Marina beach aquarium has a good collection of sea fishes and fresh water fishes. The ice house now known as Vivekananda house is a historical monument, which is located inside the Marina beach aquarium.
The 49 meter high light house located close to the Marina Beach provides panoramic views of the surroundings.
Best time to visit Marina Beach
November to February
Chennai International Airport 20.5 km.
Chennai Central Bus Stand 5.3 km.
Chennai Central Railway Station 4.8 km.
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