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Paradeep Beach, Odisha

Nestled 125km from the capital city of Bhubaneswar, Paradeep is one of the most important ports of India and its beach is equally popular among the tourists. The Paradeep beach with its dense green forest cover, natural creeks, soft golden sand, and an island is one of the most popular beaches in the entire state. Drive along the marine beach or stroll in the soft sand while admiring the sunset splashing its hues of color, enjoy the water sports or watch the big cargo ships docking in the harbor, the possibilities here are endless and the serenity of the beach makes it all endearing.

It is one of the most photograph-friendly beaches with the enchanting views of the merging Mahanadi River and the Bay of Bengal and the crystal blue waters surrounded by the green forest covers perfectly contrasts the natural colors. One can indulge in the beach sports here such as surfing which is one of the sought-after activitieshere. Paradeep Marine Aquarium is another nearby place to visit which houses a variety of marine and freshwater animals. Travelers who just want to relax and enjoy the solitude might want to spend time playing in the beautiful indigo water and the golden sand.

Although Paradeep Beach is mostly known for its quite and solitude, it can also turn into a daredevil’s paradise if one wants to indulge in adrenaline filled activities. Surfing in Paradeep beach is one such thrilling activity that is enjoyed by several surfers and those who want to learn the art. The waves here are ideal for experienced surfers and if you are here during the monsoons, the swells are a welcoming experience for the advanced surfers which can carry the surfer close to a kilometer, although the rains might try to hinder your plans. Beginners can also try surfing here after getting some training and following all safety rules.

Surfing in Paradeep is an excellent adventure for the surfers, one that must be experienced if you have even the basic training in surfing. With some surf schools nearby and around the state, learning how to surf is not at all a daunting task and you can easily ride those chilling waves for that cool photo to show-off.

All You Need to Know About Surfing in Paradeep beach

Surf Schools:

  • The Shaka Surf Club– First female instructor led surf school in India, Shaka Surf Club is a dream child of two surf enthusiasts and are in fishing village of Kodi Bengre in Coastal Karnataka. They offer sessions in surfing for beginners as well as intermediate surfers for 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 10 days, and 15 days based on your requirement.
  • Phone – 9986742710

  • Ranger Adventure Foundation– Also known as Surfing Yogis, the surf instructors are located on the Konark-Puri marine drive and organize the India Surf Festival. They offer accommodation along with teaching surfing and other water sports. Price starts from INR4000 for couples.
  • Phone – 7077702970

Things to Remember:

We all know that keeping sane while enjoying such a thrilling activity can be a little difficult, but if you are planning to register yourself for a surfing lesson or plan to go surfing, here are some things to remember:

  • It is mandatory to know basic pool swimming
  • It is a water sports and requires only a minimum degree of physical fitness
  • Inform your instructor about any kind of medical conditions or allergies prior to your lesson
  • Avoid alcohol intake before or during surfing
  • Operate the rental equipment with care

When to Visit Paradeep Beach for Surfing?

The best time to visit Paradeep beach for surfing is during winter season from November to March as the temperature stays pleasant to go to the spots of interest for surfing. The swells are long this time and consistent as compared to the summer season. The monsoon season brings heavy downpour which can be risky as the swells in Paradip become very harsh during this time.

Restaurants Near Paradeep beach

Paradeep Beach has numerous restaurants nearby serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and delectable seafood as well. Some of the best restaurants nearby are:

  • Deli Café Paradise
  • KhanaKhajana
  • Hotel Zaika
  • Royal Biriyani and Kababs

How to Reach
  • By Air: The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar at 119km away. You can get buses or taxis from Bhubaneswar to get to Jagatsinghpur.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Paradip railway station at 9km away from the beach.
  • By Bus: The nearest bus stop is Paradip Bus Station at 3km away from the beach. You can get auto-rickshaws and local buses from the bus stop to reach the beach.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Q1. Why is Paradeep beach famous?

Paradeep beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Odisha and the area is also a major seaport of India for trade activities which also attracts a lot of tourists.

Q2. What is special in Paradeep/Paradip?

Paradip is famous for its pristine beaches, the seaport, and the green forests. It is an estuary where the Mahanadi River meets in the Paradeep Port and eventually gets merges with the Bay of Bengal.

Q3. Is it possible to find a parking spot near the beach?

Yes, there is a large parking spot in front of the beach where you can leave your vehicle.

Q4. Is surfing safe in Paradeep beach?

Paradeep beach has long swells which are ideal for advanced level surfers, but beginners should only go after getting some training and following all safety protocols.


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