The Puri beach is an ideal place to start your day with a refreshing sea bath and end the day with leisurely stroll and checking out the various souvenir stalls on the beach and indulging onto some fast food and sea food delicacies available on the road side. Most of the sea front hotels have a separate bathing area on their premises enabling guests to wash of the sand and stickiness of the salty sea water.
Puri - India's First Blue Flag Beach
The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marina, or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its standards. The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation consisting of 65 organisations in 60 member countries.
FEE's Blue Flag criteria include standards for quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.
Puri Beach Festival
Held in the month of November on the Puri beach near Swargadwar. This 5-day festival, organised by the Hotel & restaurants owner’s association along with the Odisha Ministry of tourism has been conceptualised to attract the young audience- apart from the popular sand art, the festival hosts various musical and rock bands, fashion shows etc. The boat races at the festival are very popular too.