Odisha has a long coastline of over 480 km. on the Bay of Bengal interspersed by a couple of lovely beaches. Added to their seductive beauty is a vast hinterland of antiquities and holy shrines. Backed up by musical sway of casuarina trees and creepered sand dunes, Chandipur is one such beach, but with a unique distinction of its own.
Situated at a distance of 16 kms. from Balasore, Chandipur has one of the most beautiful beaches of the world, where the sea plays hide and seek with the visitors. In the midst of the casuarina jungle and creeper sand dunes, the water at Chandipur beach is like the melted gold under a bright sunlit sky. Chandipur is one of the few beaches of the world, where there is usual twist of the ebb and flow of water that draws off the sea almost 5 kms. away from the beach. This gives the visitors the unexpected pleasure of literally walking fearlessly into the sea sea. One can even go up to the mouth of the fiver Budhabalanga in the fisherman's boat to find the magnificent and serene beauty of the river joining the sea. One can even chase the waves up to 5 kms. in a jeep, when the sea recedes.
A visit to Chandipur is bound to be memorable. Besides, the golden sand green with vegetation and the casuarinas whistling with melodious breeze can captivate any visitor.