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Address: Chennai, India
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though...

This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers.

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Had been to Marina beach last week. One has to walk almost a km to reach the shore from the road. There are plenty of options for fast food near the beach.Did not find it... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had been to Marina beach last week. One has to walk almost a km to reach the shore from the road. There are plenty of options for fast food near the beach.Did not find it excellent. Good foe spending half an hour

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New Delhi, India
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Biggest Beach I have seen in India. Such a big place where family and kids can enjoy the picnics. Limited options were available when I was there for Sea food items due to cyclone reason, but still I enjoyed the place.

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Thank azamzaheer
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is a boon to otherwise busy metro city. One can take a stroll in the evening to relax after busy day. It's a sand beach. You will find lot of hawkers selling food. Parking was easy to find on a week day. Not sure about weekends.

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Thank Ruchika3
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extremely crowded, extremely dirty, no loungers or umbrellas. Not recommended for standard holidays.

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Varkala, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

long beach but quite dirty... waves and current are too strong to swim. A few street restaurants but no umbrella ot beach bed to hire ...

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the great experience in Singapoor.good service good food good facilities and great hospitality:)

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove and then walked along it for a few minutes but it was too dirty for my liking. It made me feel sad that this littler was ending up in the Bay if Bengal. Clean up the beaches!

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Thank Eat1Drink2Travel3
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its good to visit in the evening after 5 p.m . You can get to see lot many shops and the beach looks pretty good.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

WoW this beach smells soo bad, I believe it smells so bad because all animals use the sand as a toilet lol. But the locals love the place as you can get food, drink and all sorts there unless you want something illegal lool I recommend you walk it to say you've done it then don't go back. Lol

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to this place like a hundred times a year.Even today I went there and never really get bored of this place.This is by far one of my most fav places in chennai.Very peaceful and an awesome place for outing

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