The long coastal belt of Orissa offers some of the finest white sand beaches in the world. The Puri beach is the main venue for countless pilgrims, who come over here to take the traditional purification bath. The seaside resort has made the beach of Chandipur a favourite among beach lovers. Gopalpur-On-Sea, an ancient seaport, is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches one can visit. Other must visit sand and surf treasures in the state include Konark Beach, Balighai Beach, Talasari Beach and Pati-Sonapur Beach.