Marina Beach is the main tourist attraction and number one symbol of tourism of the cosmopolitan Chennai city. Located on the western side of the Bay of Bengal this beach has a long strip of fine sandy beach which is believed to be one of the longest beach of the world. To get relief from the hustle and bustle of the city life people folk in the Marina Beach in the evening. Sun rise and sun set are the main attraction of Marina Beach.There are some monuments and temples which are the added attraction of Marina Beach. During evening the sky takes a red hue on the west side and the sea gets more blue, this is the beauty which give the beach a heavenly look. If you like to get a mood then sit in a beach shack and enjoy a bottle of King Fisher which is most popular in Indian. Visiting the Marina Beach in the morning and watching the sun rise is a great experience.The beach remains less crowdy in the morning. Enjoy the rising of the sun from the deep of the sea. See the blue waves and the nature around you to get a romantic feel. In the evening you will see variety of beach activities. Children are seen to build sand castles, olds and health conscious people are jogging, young couples are enjoying splashing waves, some adventurous swimmers swimming in the sea, ladies are struggling with the wind for their clothes and vendors are selling their food stuffs and souvenirs. All these and distant Chennai skyline will give you an unforgettable memory of the Marina Beach.
Safety Note: Marina Beach is fairly safe for swimming. While you swim is better to stay close to the shore.
Where it is: Marina Beach is very close to the Chennai city.
Journey Route: Chennai is the state capital of Tamil Nadu and it is well connected with other part of India by bus, train and air.
Tourist Season: Marina Beach can be visited round the year. Generally weather of Chennai is very hot during summer. So, it is better to avoid this time.
Accommodations: Le Royal Meridien, Park Sheraton and Towers, Sheraton Chola, Taj Coromandel, Taj Connemara.
Eatery: Banana Leaf, Vishranthi, Karaikudi, Dakshin at Sheraton, Swayam, Karaikudi.
Beach Activities: Swimming, Lazing, Playing, Watering Activities.
Attractions and Sight Seeing : Muttukadu Backwaters, Fort Museum, St. Andrew's Kirk Cathedral, Chennai High Court, St. Mary's Church, National Art Gallery.