Marina Beach looks like a leaf out of the Arabian nights. Golden sand, clean surroundings and a shimmering clean blue sea; that is what Marina beach is all about. Stretched across a length of 12 Kilometers along the Bay of Bengal, The beach is counted among one of the longest beaches in Asia. Mount Stuart Elphinstone, the then Governor of Madras state, developed this place as a tourist spot in early 1880s.
Marina beach is located on the eastern side of Chennai, adjoining the
Bay of Bengal. The most picturesque scene at this place is sunrise and
sunset. Many people come here for swimming and bathing also although the
sea is very rough here. In the evenings, the beach turns virtually in to
a fair ground with various kinds of entertainment and food stalls lining
There are other attractions too that are scattered around the Marina
Beach. The most important among them is 'The Aquarium'. The place boasts
off some of the most exotic collection of tropical sea fishes and fresh
water fishes. The aquarium gives a chance to have a closer look at the
aquatic life. Situated nearby are the memorials of Anna and MGR. These
two were the most popular chief ministers of Tamilnadu. This place too
attracts good crowd everyday.