What Makes India’s Chandipur Beach So Special?

India's Chandipur Beach is special as its tides recede to expose over three miles (4.8 km) of seabed twice a day. Located in the Bay of Bengal, Chandipur supports a range of biodiversity which includes red crab and horseshoe crab. The beach is mostly visited by locals as tourist tend to travel to the beaches of Puri or other destinations around the area.

More about famous beaches:

  • Hawaii's Punalu'u Beach is covered in black sand. Visitors can also observe sea turtles along the beach all year.
  • Visitors to Hot Water Beach in New Zealand dig holes into the sand during low tides, as hot mineral water flows beneath the sand, creating a spa-like experience.
  • The Bahama's Pink Sands Beach is named due to its pink-colored sand. The color comes from the shells of single-celled marine animals mixed in with the island's white sand.
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I've been to the beach several times, and while I definitely enjoyed it, from reading these tidbits of information, I can definitely tell that my experience doesn't even begin to compare what's described here.

These sound like some very fascinating and beautiful beaches, especially the India Chandipur Beach.

However, no matter how beautiful a beach is, in my opinion, I think what contributes to the environment the most, really depends on how clean it is.

Generally speaking, there are many environments that are naturally beautiful, but can be easily ruined by people, and other forms of horrific pollution. It's a shame really, as we're really unaware of how much we're ruining our once beautiful world.

Overall, it's always a good idea to keep the beaches as clean as possible, so that the best results can always be present.


@Viranty - You do make some pretty good points about beaches. Also, adding onto that, I think it might be easier to visit the beach if one lives the near the city, and not in a quiet town like Bolingbrook or Aurora IL.

I noticed that you mentioned you've never been to the beach before. Well, guess what? Neither have I.

Because I live in a suburb of Chicago (Bolingbrook), and the nearest beach is all the way in Chicago, I wouldn't be able to go there unless I was willing to drive for one hour in order to get there.

In fact, speaking of which, that's one major thing I've noticed about living in the city, especially when compared to the cities.

Generally speaking, things are just a lot more accessible. For example, if one was looking for a job and had trouble buying a car, that wouldn't be too much trouble for them, because of the subways and other forms of transportation.

How does this relate to what's being discussed? When you live in the city, for the most part, beaches are a lot more available, and it really shows how open the city truly is.


Even though I've never been to the beach before, without a doubt, I know many people that have, and it sounds like a very fun experience. I've always planned to visit there one day, but have never had the time.

However, I will say that reading this article has really peaked my interest, especially with a beach as special as this. In fact, it almost makes me wonder what the major differences are between the "average" beach, and one such as this one, described in the article.

I mean sure, it's something that many people tend to enjoy. However, on the other hand, perhaps some beaches are a lot more manufactured than others, if that makes sense.

In other words, some might be pretty cheap, rather dangerous, and even filled with pollution. While this isn't always the case, it's definitely something to think about.

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