Marina Beach is the most famous beach of Tamil Nadu and is situated in the city of Chennai. The beach is considered to be one of the largest beaches in India and the world over. The beach stretches over a distance of 12 km and has a considerably large width. It begins from St. George Fort, in the north, and extends till Besant Nagar, in the south. This sandy beach is not only popular amongst the morning joggers, but is also a must visit spot for the tourists.
The road side along the Marina Beach is marked by a number of statues of known leaders and celebrities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Thiruvalluvar, Sir Thomas Munro, Kamarajar, Periyar and the Statue of Labor. Apart from this, there is Anna Square, the burial site of former Chief Minster of Tamil Nadu, Dr. C. N. Annadurai. Also, just adjacent to this you will find a beautiful park and a memorial dedicated to MGR Ramachandran, former actor-cum-politician. The tomb in the memorial has a striking pillar and an eternal flame.
In addition to this, Marina Beach has an artificial water fountain and a park to add to its splendor. You can also see an aquarium and a swimming pool in the vicinity. The aquarium has many sea as well as fresh water fishes. The southern end of the beach is marked by a Light House, which provides a panoramic view of the city. Marina Beach is thronged by people in the mornings and the evenings, when it is dotted by a number of food stalls and hawkers.
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