Marina Beach in Chennai is the 2nd longest beach in the world. Having a total length of about 13 kms, it is a prominent destination for Chennaites and also tourists from the world. Compared to the Elliots beach (another beach in the southern part of city), this beach is even more popular among the common people and it is more of a family-liked place. But still, children and youngsters play cricket here and even couples hang out. The Marina beach has a long promenade and serves as a good spot for the morning walkers.
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The Marina is primarily a sandy beach and that's what I like about it. Walking in it, with the sand crushing mildly on and under your feet is awesome. There are many shops located in the beach selling from candy to coffee to hot soup to juice.
|During Kaanum pongal (source: thehindu)|
Though the Marina is a relatively clean beach than its counterparts in the country, it still has miles to go. The government is taking steps to maintain it. But it also lies in the way we people treat it. With greater awareness created by college students, including me, Yeah, I once took part in a cleaning campaign in the Marina through my college, we can educate the people on not to litter the place. But otherwise the place is a real beauty. :)