Puri has an 8 KM long sea beach. The golden beach is a 870 meters stretch of Puri sea beach starting from Gandhi park to the back of Mayfair Hotel. It has been redeveloped under the World Bank-funded integrated coastal zone management project (ICZMP) for the Blue Flag certification. Both ends of the golden beach is fenced properly so that visitors can only enter after purchasing the ticket from counter located at the entrance. The golden beach of Puri is also known as the blue flag beach.
The golden beach in Puri has been conferred the prestigious 'Blue Flag' tag on 11th October 2020. The golden beach earned the prestigious certification granted by non-governmental and non-profit organization "Foundation for Environmental Education" (FEE) headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Earning a Blue Flag certification isn't easy, a beach has to meet 33 stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria defined by FEE. The tag is given only to beaches that not only meet the 33 criteria but also promise to maintain high standards of cleanliness and to follow an environment friendly approach to its ongoing management of tourists and resources.
Golden beach Puri is ranked as one of the cleanest beaches in India. There are decorated pathways with greenery at the sides for people to roam around, better toilets for gents and ladies, changing rooms, drinking water dispenser, lifeguards, sitting arrangements for visitors. There is good calming music being played on the beach throughout the day which makes you feel relaxed. There is a small playing area that is the main attraction for kids. Puri golden beach is an ideal place to spend quality time with your friends and family. Food vending restrictions on beach will help this place to remain clean from garbage. On this beach you can enjoy watching Sunrise and Sunset which is a pleasant experience for the tourists. Golden beach is one of the best tourist attractions in Puri. Throughout the years thousands of tourists from all over the world come to blue flag beach Puri to enjoy its charming beauty.
Puri Golden Beach Entry Fee
As of 15th Jan 2022, the authority is charging Rs 20 as entry fee from visitor for a period of three hours and Rs 50 & Rs 100 for the whole day. Free entry for children below 10 years. Please refer below image for more details. Near the ticket counter, there is enough parking facilities available for both two wheelers and four wheeler with a minimal fee. The entry fee may change by the authorities in future.
Amenities at Puri Golden Beach
Following are few amenities available for tourists at Puri golden beach
Puri Golden Beach Map
Puri Golden Beach Photo Gallary