(Last Updated on : 27/10/2014)
Marina Beach is located on the eastern side of Chennai, adjacent to the Bay of Bengal
. The beach is twelve kilometers in length and is the second longest beach in Asia. While the Juhu beach in Mumbai
is made of short, rocky structures, the Marina Beach is primarily made up of sand. There is a drive along the beach whose environs are decorated with Casuarinas and Palms.
Marina Beach extends from Fort St. George
in the north to Beasant Nagar in the south. The beach is famous for its scenic beauty and rich ecosystems. There are statues of noted personalities adorning the beach. The sea on this part is not fit for swimming, as the currents are turbulent. The beach is the foremost attraction amongst tourists visiting Chennai. In the vicinity of the Marina Beach there is the aquarium where one has some exotic collections of tropical sea fishes and fresh water fishes.
Marina Beach which covers an overall area of 437 meters includes a number of tourist spots which are located at the seashore. The beach provides an opportunity for early morning walkers who enjoy the environmental freshness of the area. The beach is also known for the huge fishing ground which adds to the state income. The beach includes a number of sitting arrangements and sights to enjoy the view of the beach which is well maintained by state authorities. The beach is surrounded with a number of structures like the Vivekananda house and some more significant buildings. It is further decorated with the statues of Mahatma Gandhi
and other eminent personalities of India.
Thus Marina beach is one of the most decorative beaches of South India that faces Bay of Bengal. It is one of the most important beaches of India that secures India in the eastern coast.