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“Excellent beach”
Review of Marina Beach

Marina Beach
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers. Look out for the "Kannagi" statue on Marina Beach, which tells the story of the legendary character from a South Indian epic.
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent beach”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Great experience, the sand, the sea, the reasonable expenditure, the activities for kids, the food....ahh...bajjis!

Visited November 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fairly clean and broad beach”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

With the local government restricting food vendors well away from the real beach(Sea water front), the beach is kept fairly clean and one could enjoy the beauty of the waves in quite solitude without the food munching humanity's interference. May be we were also lucky that it was a week day.

Visited November 2012
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Tirunelveli, India
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“large place ....”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

one of the largest beach in the world... nice place to play & sit & talk... very long weekdays less crowded ... chennai landmarkk...... lot of place to sit...

Visited August 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“A huge,crowded & dirty beach.....”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Marina Beach is the 2nd largest city beach in the world, & the largest in the country.This makes it a must visit attraction in Chennai.Also since it is very closely located to the Chennai Central Railway station,people visiting for the city for a short time may also have a look.However,it is pretty far from Chennai Airport.It is huge sandy beach,& everyday u'll find thousands of people gathered over there.Because of strong underwater current,people are not allowed to bath or swim over there.One can find in numerous types of food & beverage stalls here,mostly sea fish fries,chats,tea/coffee,& different type of fries along the beach.These stalls are also the main reason for getting this beautiful place so very dirty.You can have a nice Morning/Evening walk on the beach, and sunrise/sunset view is also very beautiful.A good place to relax on the beach,with cool breeze flowing & trying some local sea foods is worthy enough.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice and clean”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

the stretch is nice and clean. Very little crown at most times, which is nice! I like the broad road beside the beach..you can actually stop by at many junctions directly from the road and its so convinient to come back on the main road again1

Visited September 2012
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