(Last Updated on : 09-08-2014)
Gopalpur Beach, popularly known as Gopalpur-on-sea is a calm and serene place of coastal beauty in Eastern India. Gopalpur-on-sea or the Gopalpur Sea beach is located in Ganjam District; hardly 16 km from Berhampur, the hub of Southern Odisha. Berhampur is the tiny town of Gopalpur on Bay of Bengal
. The deep and clear blue water of Bay of Bengal in this area is the USP of this place. The deep and serene blue waters instantly provoke those who are good swimmers. The temptation of bathing here is irresistible. The golden sands of Gopalpur-on-Sea or Gopalpur Sea Beach make it one of the finest beaches on the eastern coastal part. A captivating haunt for enthusiastic beach combers and sea worshippers, it is a splendid retreat.
Gopalpur Beach in Odisha
is a perfect place for watching the coastal life on the beach. The fishermen pulling their catch or mending their nets add local colour. The beautiful seashells are available in abundance. Sand Sculptures are the special attraction in Gopalpur Beach. The mouth watering sea foods, especially fish from the deep sea, satisfy the hungry stomach. The intense heat of the summer is tempered by the sea breeze in the fantastic quietness of the beach amidst palm, coconut and casuarina trees
Gopalpur Beach or Gopalpur-on-sea was once the active sea port in east India. Now, the maritime activities declined. It was one of the outlets through which early settlers of South East Asia sailed off. It was a famous and popular seaport during the rule of British East India Company
and the British Colonial Government till 1942. Its declination happened from the last phase of Second World War. The crumbling walls and pillars and the ruins of the light house stand witness to the ancient port. The remaining of several colonial bungalows and mansions belonging to the European merchants give the place a ruined colonial look. A trip to Gopalpur-on-sea or Gopalpur Beach is a gratifying experience of sun and sea, fun and frolics.
Gopalpur Beach or Gopalpur-on-sea has many tourist attraction points. Some of the tourist attraction points that attract the tourists of both domestic and international level are Berhampur, Taptapani
, Mahuri Kalua, Patisonaour, Taratarini, Jaugada and Chilika Lake. These tourist attraction sites of Gopalpur Beach or Gopalpur-on-sea in Odisha are the must visit leisure tourism sites and nature tourism sites.