A Stroll along Marina Beach

palm tree

The average width of the beach is 1,000 ft.!

Now that I’m back in the land of the snow and ice, it’s hard to believe that just a week ago I was strolling along Marina Beach in Chennai, one of the longest beaches in the world. I also made a stop at San Thome Basilica, which is built over the tomb of disciple St. Thomas. St. Thomas spent 20 years in India, from 52 to 72 AD.

women on beach

The beach receives an average of 50,000 visitors (!) a day on weekends.

fishing boats

fishing boats

kid with toys he's selling

Lots of people (and kids) sell food, drinks, toys and other tchotchkes along the beach.

San Thome Basilica

San Thome Basilica was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers.

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