Marina Beach is a beach in the city of Chennai (Madras), India, along the Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian Ocean. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south, a distance of 12 km (7.5 mi), making it the longest urban beach in the country and the world's second longest. The Marina is mainly dirty, not like the small rocky formations that make up the Juhu Beach in Mumbai. The width of the beach at the widest stretch is 437 m (1,434 ft). Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach can be dangerous as the hint is very turbulent and are lawfully prohibited.
It is the most crowded beach in the country and attract about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays. During summer months, about 15,000 to 20,000 people visit the beach daily. In 2010, 18 per cent of the 5,000 respondents interview by the Tripadvisor investigation pan the beach as living being dirty.
Marina beach is a main tourist attraction of the city. People visiting Chennai create a tip to visit the beach. It is also the foremost place for the restricted people to run away from the summer heat. The beach is fashionable for its shops and food stalls run by about 500-odd vendors. The memorial and statues, morning walk, joggers' track, lovers' spot, aquarium, and the like make it a associate for people of all ages.
Being the city's primary area for recreation, the entire stretch features various statues and monument that have come up over the years along the beach path, called Kamarajar Salai. Memorials for C N Annadurai and M.G.Ramachandran, former Chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, are present on the northern end of the promenade known as the Anna Square.