Gopalpur Beach is 16 km away from Brahmapur. Renovated in the 1970s at the initiative of the Odisha government, the jetties were supposed to revive the trading activities of Gopalpur port. The old jetty in Gopalpur is tourist attraction point, which was a major point for trade and commerce in medieval times. The sailors of those time started their journey from this jetty to Indonesia and Rangoon across the Indian Sea. Once the renovation of new jetty completed it will become an important port of south Odisha. It's a wonderful drive-in for the people and from the beach, vast expanse of deep blue sea and the horizon can be seen. Another thrilling sight is the long stretch of cashew nut trees. Cashew nuts are processed here and exported.
A major landmark of Gopalpur-on-Sea is its lighthouse. The view from the top is splendid and one can see at a glance the entire t own of Gopalpur. Gopalour-on-sea is also famous for its 'beach festival' organized annually. The only sign of life that one gets to see is in the afternoon when the fishermen come back to shores with their fishes caught during the morning hour and the women loading them in large "tokris" (baskets) and carry them away for selling off in local markets. Apart from that you can see a lot many red crabs walking on the beach.
Best time to visit: Oct-Feb
Open Time: Any Time
Popular Cuisine: Sea Food
Attractions: old jetty, Gopalpur port, Gopalpur Beach Festival, Aqua Sports, Lighthouse
Nearest Bus Stop: Berahmpur
Nearest Railway Station: Berahmpur
Travel Options: Taxi, Bus, Train
Nearest town: Berahmpur
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 170 km