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Marina beach, Chennai - World`s second longest beach

Friday, 15 January 2010 - 2:07 PM SL Time

Marina Beach is a beach in the city of Chennai, 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 about 12 km.[1] The Marina is primarily sandy, unlike the short, rocky formations that make up the Juhu Beach in Mumbai on the west coast of India

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LK Information  15 Jan 2010 08:55:40 GMT  Report for Abuse  
The ninety mile beach in NZ is 59 miles long.
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LK Information  15 Jan 2010 09:12:58 GMT  Report for Abuse  
The ninety mile beach in NZ is 59 miles long.


Marina is the second longest, it is the longest inhabited beach. longest one is in Bangladesh.

http://beta.thehindu.com/news/cities/Chennai/article68648.ece

You can see the recently beautified marine here, The whole length was recently beautified.


Edited By - PrinceXX - 15 Jan 2010 09:16:29 GMT
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How can it be second longest if B'desh and NZ beaches are longer?
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LK Information  15 Jan 2010 09:42:21 GMT  Report for Abuse  
How can it be second longest if B'desh and NZ beaches are longer?


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From Fort St.George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south, a distance of about 12 km


It is not the total length of the beach. It is the length it covers Chennai. The beach actually extends all the way to Mahapalipuram which is 60 miles away from Chennai.

From where did you get the idea that ninety miles beach is world's longest? Because the name says so? :))


Edited By - PrinceXX - 15 Jan 2010 09:45:33 GMT
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It's beach uninterrupted by rocks etc that counts. Otherwise the whole coastline is a beach:))
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LK Information  15 Jan 2010 12:03:56 GMT  Report for Abuse  
You're taking everyone back to school. :))
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Aani
did not know about NZ beach, but beach with rocks in the middle is not a continuous beach :)

Prince
Thanks for the link, looks v impressive now
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