The Puri beaches are also very famous for the sand sculptures created by the internationally famed "Sudarshan Patnaik". The subjects are basically inspired by sculptures which cover the temple walls.
The beach at Puri offers anyone a unique opportunity to witness the sunrise and the sunset on the beach. Sometimes crowded with holiday makers bathing in the afternoon, and enjoying the brightly lit booth in the night, the stretches, parallel to the main Marine Drive Road.
A relatively clean and quite place for sunbathing and a relaxed swim can be found at the eastern end. Local fishermen easily detectable by their triangular straw hats and dhotis serve as lifeguards on the beach; they also take visitors out to sea in their boats to watch the sunsets. On the Chakratirtha side, the long stretch of golden sand is more balmy and pleasant place to excursion.
How to Reach
Bhubaneswar is the nearest Airport.
Puri is an end on the East Coast Railway having direct express and super fast train links with New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Okha, Ahmedabad, Tirupati etc. Khurda Road Station, 44 km, from Puri is convenient rail head for train to Chennai and Western India.
The bus stand near the Gundicha Temple provides connections to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, service every 10-15 minutes. Minibuses to Konark leave every 20-30 minutes and also from Jatiababa Chhak.