About Marina Beach

Marina beach, Chennai lies in the Coromandel Coast, Bay of Bengal, having a maximum width of 437 m and the total length of 13 km making it the longest natural urban beach in the country. The orientation of the beach is in North–South direction. There is a 49 meter high Old Light House which provides a panoramic view of the city from its top and one of a very few lighthouses housing an elevator to climb till the ninth floor. The way to the beach, reveals many ancient exquisite  British buildings like the University of Madras, Senate-House, Chepauk Palace, Presidency College, P.W.D office and Ice House. This beach is a breeding ground for olive ridley sea turtles and an extraordinary site to witness the same. The beach is popular, happening and a crowd puller all through the year.

Must See

  • Aquarium in the Marina beach
  •  Anna memorial
  •  Old Light House
  •  Annual Independence Day and the Republic Day parades
  •  Air shows
  • Annual idol-immersion during Vinayaka Chathurthi

How to reach

All the buses going through the Triplicane area will go to Marina beach.


  • Carry sunscreen, sunglasses and water bottles. 
  • Wear comfortable footwear.
  • Do not swim in the sea, it is not allowed,  the tides are dangerous. 
  • You can swim in the designated pools on the beach.
  • You can get snacks from many vendors on the beach.
  • Bathing in the sea is strictly prohibited.

Visit Time

Monday:       Open 24 hours.
Tuesday:      Open 24 hours.
Wednesday: Open 24 hours.
Thursday:     Open 24 hours.
Friday:          Open 24 hours.
Saturday:      Open 24 hours.
Sunday:        Open 24 hours.


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Waiting Time

No wait time


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Entrance Fee



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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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Mist 31.76°C


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