Marina Beach is Chennai’s most known tourist place. It is a natural urban beach in the city of along the Bay of Bengal. With a total length of 13 kms, it is the second longest urban beach in world. The beach runs from Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south, a distance of 6.5 km (4 miles). The average width of the beach is 300 m (980 ft) and the width at the widest stretch is (1,434 ft). Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited because of the undercurrent is very turbulent and dangerous.
It is also one of the most crowded beaches in the country and attracts more than 30,000 visitors during weekdays and over 50,000 visitors during the weekends and on holidays. People all over the surrounding comes to enjoy the cool breeze during the peak hot weather of chennai during the month of April to June. There are also lots of eateries and games along the beach side.
The memorial of MG Ramachandran (actor and a politician) and Anna (former Cheif Minister of Tamilnadu “C. Annadurai”) is located adjacent to the Marina Beach. There is also a Aquarium suitated along the beach, which is has varities of Marine fishes and Fresh water fishes.