Best Beaches To Visit In Odisha
Odisha has a very long coastline of 500 km and dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches in India, Some of the exotic beaches of Odisha are also the venue of India Surf festival and beach festival.
Chandipur beach or Chandipur on sea is the most unique and rarest beaches on the earth where water recedes up to 5 kilometers during the ebb tide. Chandipur on sea is located in Baleswar district and supports wide variety of marine life such as Horseshoe crab and sea fish.
Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district is the most famous sea beach and one of the popular tourist destination in Odisha. Gopalpur on Sea was a commercial port with lighthouse and fishing industry, now for its distinct charm and beach view.
Puri beach on the shore of the Bay of Bengal is the most popular tourist attraction of Odisha. The beach is also famous site for sand art displays by artist Sudarshan Pattnaik and annual Puri beach festival
Chandrabhaga beach near the temple town of Konark is the environment friendly clean beaches of Odisha with the Blue Flag certification. The Blue Flag beach is located near World Heritage Site of Konark Sun Temple.
Konark beach is one of the India’s finest beach and very famous tourist place in Odisha, located close to famous Ramchandi Temple.
Talasari beach of Baleswar district is one of the lesser known Odisha beaches with coconut trees, Casuarina tree and palm trees. The surrounding places of Talasari beach offers the magnificent views of sunrise and sunset.
Gahirmatha beach is the part of Gahirmatha Marine wildlife sanctuary that separates the Bhitarkanika mangroves forest from the Bay of Bengal. Gahirmatha is the only marine wildlife sanctuary of Odisha and an important nesting beach for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in the world.
Rushikulya beach is another famous nesting sites of olive ridley sea turtles in India. The Rushikulya river originates from Kashmir of Odisha called Daringbadi hill station and meets the Bay of Bengal at Puruna Bandha.
Aryapalli beach is located near Berhampur and one of the must visit beaches in Odisha, ideal for Surfing, unwinding, sun bathing and known for its charm and beauty.
Astaranga Beach near Konark is a popular fishing destination and offers the magnificent sea view with colorful appearance of sunset. The colourful sunset beach of Astaranga is famous for photography.
Ramchandi beach at Konark is another most picturesque beach of Orissa, named after the Goddess Ramchandi at the confluence of the Kusabhadra river.
Balighai beach is another nesting ground for Olive Ridley sea turtles in Odisha, located off road on the Konark Puri marine drive and also a good place to migratory birds in Odisha.
Dagara scenic beach is noted for red crabs and Casuarina evergreen trees. It is one of the few beaches over the Bay of Bengal in Odisha where both sunrise and sunset can be viewed.
Pati Sonapur Beach
Pati Sonapur beach in Brahmapur is situated at the confluence of river Bahuda and the Bay of Bengal with golden sand and still untouched by tourists. The beach is isolated and most exquisite beaches in Odisha known for scenic beauty, picturesque site and magnificent view.