Also famous as the Puri Beach, the Golden Beach is a stretch of fine golden sand dotted with stalls selling sumptuous sea food and knick-knacks. It is popular with pilgrims who come to worship Lord Jagannath at the temple located nearby. The grand Marine Drive road running parallel to the beach is a popular spot for long walks. The fine sands of Puri beach and the roar of the waters from the Bay of Bengal fascinate visitors throughout the year. The local fishermen with their wide-brimmed cane hats, along with excellent hotels and guesthouses, make Puri beach an ideal holiday spot with plenty of things to do here. The beach's choppy waters are also an ideal choice for surfing enthusiasts. Visitors here can take a stroll, browse pearls and seashell souvenirs sold by local vendors or marvel at impressive sand sculptures, including the work of internationally recognised local artist Sudarshan Pattnaik. The beach also hosts the annual Puri Beach Festival every November. There are also a plethora of options with a lot of stalls selling snacks for foodies; there are several shacks along the beach selling fried and grilled seafood like prawns, crabs and pomfrets, freshly caught from the sea, along with vegetable pakodas. Puri also has a lighthouse which remains open from 4 pm to 6 pm. One can get a spectacular view of the sea and the beach from the top of the lighthouse.

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