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“It is one of the unique beach in the world where the sea recedes for 5 km and comes back during high tide.”
Review of Chandipur Beach

Chandipur Beach
Reviewed February 27, 2013

No official informations of Time range of high tide and low tide . If it is available either in the internet (like weather forecast) or in the beach, more visitors can enjoy the recede and precede of the sea .

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Visited Chandipur on 2nd Feb 2013. We had our office picnic at Chandipur. We stayed at Torrento Resorts (9937013157 Gopal Khandelwal). The resort has a decent lawn where you can have a bonfire in the evening. They served us Bali Prawns and Chicken Tandoor as starters. You can order decent Indian, Chineese or Tandoori cuisine. All rooms have their own Balcony and though you cannot see the sea - you can feast your eyes on Cashew Trees and lots of greenery from the huge glass window panes. The resort has a generator and solar powerd running hot water supply.

The Beach is different - it is hard and you can walk several kilometers to reach the bar on whose other side you can see the sea. It is only during the high tide that the sea water crosses the bar and that is twice a day. It is one of Nature's whims and for the first time traveller - this might be interesting.

Chandipur is not like most of the beaches - it is calm, quiet and serene. If you are looking for some space - Chandipur is an ideal getaway.

Easily accessible from Balasore - it is a value for money trip.

1  Thank sanjitcal
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

We visited the beach @ 5.30 am and there was no water in sight. We walked barefooted into the beach for almost 3 kms before we found the first sight of water coming back to shore. The water comes back to full flow around 10 am and stays till 1 pm. This is the best time to walk in the knee deep water as long as u wish. There will be an inherent fear, as when you see forward it will give an illusion that the water level is rising. However it remains same till atleast 5 kms. There are fishing nets which can act as checkpoint in case you are not sure how far you want to go.

Tips to Couples - Chandipur can be a thrilling surprise if your partner likes one. Don't tell him/her about this phenomena and also dont let him/her see the empty coast.
Best time to let your partner see the beach - @ 10 pm when the water is in full flow. Then go to the beach straight at 12-1 in the afternoon next day and start your journey and see how brave is your partner :)

Thank Ckc_Explorer
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

A beach famous for its disappearing sea. Yes indeed, the sea recedes almost 4km every day from chandipur and comes back all the way. The sea water comes back twice a day and stays for almost 4 hours each time. Remaining time of the day, the beach is left with a designer muddy floor and left over water all across.
The chandipur is just 12kms from Balasore with a nice drivable way. There is no city as such in chandipur, its just a few hotels and a village. The nearby Balramgadi is famous fishing harbor with lots of activities. Its crowded and pace of interest which is the convergence of River Budhubalanga with Bay of Bengal.
Chandipur is a famous picnic destination during the holidays. Its easy accessibility from balasore has made it a popular destination among the picnic enthusiasts.
There are a few handful of hotels, but none of them provides a sea view except the OTDC run Panthanivas. The other hotels though are very close to the sea beach, within a few minutes of walkable distance.

Thank tmsrc_1981
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This December (24th), I visited this beach after 17 years. My first visit was in 1983, and the last one was in 1995. This beach is frequented by semi-diurnal tide, and is famous for its 2.5 kilometer wide inter-tidal zone. When I compare what I used to see before with what I saw this year, I feel intense pain in having to witness a complete destruction of a pristine sandy beach, by some illiterate beach construction planner, and irresponsible visitors who do not think twice before littering the beach with everything that they bring and buy from the vendors. This beach was once a live laboratory for studying the biodiversity of intertidal flora and fauna. This beach was home to numerous horse-shoe crabs. All of those diverse fauna are lost. The sandy beach is filled with silt, due to the construction of a concrete structure in front of the OTDC Panthanivas, which has blocked the free flow of sand that used to move and renew due to the long shore current that the Indian east coast experiences. This has resulted in deposition of silt around this concrete barrier area in front of the Panthanivas, hence has ruined the beauty of the beach. One has to walk away from this place, eastward, to see some sandy beach and intertidal zone.
The walk across the intertidal zone used to be a feast to a biologist’s eyes. This time, I could only see some snails, one star fish, many eggs, comb jellies, few tube worms, and couple of other echinoderms like sea-cucumber. Earlier in the 1980-90s, one could see lot more than this. We were able to fill a museum worth of specimen in one trip to this beach, but unfortunately that cannot be realizable now.
The liters thrown by numerous visitors, like ice cream casings, plastic trash, bottles etc. are lying all over this small area, which makes the beach completely unworthy of a visit.
There are a lot of places for a visitor to stay, but most of them are away from the beach. Some hotels might have their own beach front, still accessible to public which may be worth a visit.
If you are planning for a visit to this beach, stay in a hotel which has a sandy beach-front (there are not many), or access towards such beach-front from the hotel. If you are going there for enjoying a bath in the sea, check the tide table from the nearest port (Dhamra port) website, which will give you an approximate idea about the tide time. If you want to have a long walk across the intertidal zone, which is still safe for bare feet walk (wear bathroom sleepers for safety, but that will impede your pace), chose the time accordingly. Generally, during the full-moon and new-moon time, the walk will be possible early in the morning and evening, while mid-day and mid-night (in a full moon night!!!) could allow you an excellent opportunity for a dip in the sea. My recommendation will be for a visit 1-3 day long during the full-moon (13-15th day of the lunar calendar), for a feast full visit. I just wish the beach was as beautiful as it was 17 years ago.

6  Thank Zawid
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