Monday, March 28, 2022

Puri Blue flag Golden beach entry fee, hotels and review

Puri Blue flag Golden beach

Golden Beach in Puri is a Blue Flag-certified beach which means it is cleaner, safer, better quality, well facilitated, and environment friendly. There are a total of 10 blue flag beaches in India and Golden Beach in Puri (Odisha) is one of them. Recently while my trip to the Jagannath temple in Puri, I visited here and I am quite impressed with this beach. Here I will share my honest review or experience, the various details of the facilities offered there, and also find the entry fee charged.

puri blue flag golden beach

How to reach Blue Flag Golden beach in Puri?

Puri Blue Flag beach is at a distance of approximately 2.5 km from the world-famous Jagannath temple. If you do not have your own vehicle then you may catch an autorickshaw to reach there. They will leave you at the main gate where you can buy an entry ticket for yourself.

Parking space at Blue Flag Golden Beach in Puri

There is ample parking space that accommodates several vehicles at a time.

Hotels near the Blue flag Golden beach in Puri

There's no shortage of accommodation near Blue Flag beach in Puri. There are several hotels near Golden Beach including the sea-facing ones. Hotel Golden Palace inside the premise of Blue flag beach is the ideal hotel where you can stay while enjoying the sea beach anytime.

Puri Blue flag Golden beach entry fee

To enter Blue flag beach you have to pay for an entry ticket. Details of the entry fees charged are given below.

If you are going to the beach just for a walk and have no intention of taking a bath, then you should take a ticket of Rs. 20. This ticket will be valid for 3 hrs.

If you are interested to have a bath then you should take a ticket for Rs. 50. When you go to the changing room, you will have to show this ticket at that place.

Day pass for tourists costs Rs. 100 per person.

Have a look at this video.

All about Puri Blue Flag Golden Beach and my review/experience

  • This is fascinating to be here. The totally neat and clean, limited crowd, sitting benches, a sit-out umbrella with recliner, the wind, the sound of waves, the combination of all of these is wonderful. This is called Golden Beach because of the golden sand here.
  • This is very clean and you won't find the litter anywhere. Cleanliness is maintained all the time and you feel amazing.
  • This is under surveillance with CCTV cameras. Also, the lifeguard/watchtower was installed there at two locations.
  • I enjoyed bathing at Blue Flag Golden Beach with my family and it was a great experience.
  • There are separate showers and changing rooms for gents and ladies where you can take a shower and change your clothes after bathing in seawater.
  • Greenery is maintained with several plants around and also there is a kids' play area along with fitness equipment. If you don't want to enter the sand area then you can spend your time here otherwise you can take a walk along the jogging track.
  • This place is perfect for clicking pictures and shooting. You get so many amazing views for pictures.
  • There are no shops at Blue Flag Golden Beach. If you are looking for some snacks, or seafood items or you want to explore the beach market then you can cross the barricade and enter the common Golden Beach. There you will find yourself in a huge crowd. Several food stalls, camel rides, vendors selling toys, etc are found there.

Also, read "Shirdi travel guide - accommodation, food, Sai darshan, local tour".

Overall this is an amazing place to visit and if you are here in Puri for Jagannath temple darshan then you must not avoid visiting this beach.

Witness Sunrise at Puri Beach

Have a look at the below video that shows the sunrise at puri beach.