Chandrabhaga Beach derived its name from the sacred River Chandrabhaga, which once flowed through the precincts of the Sun Temple of Konark, towards the Bay of Bengal. Chandrabhaga Beach used to be the river mouth of River Chandrabhaga in the past. Though River Chandrabhaga is reduced in its volume today, it retains its mythological value and holiness.
Set in the village of Chandrabhaga in Puri District of Orissa, Chandrabhaga Beach is considered one of the finest beaches along the eastern coast of India. The beach is located at a distance of 3 km from the World Heritage Site – Konark Temple.
Chandrabhaga Beach plays an important role in the cultural and traditional identity of Orissa. It witnessed the rise and fall of the Sun Temple of Konark. Chandrabhaga Beach, which is famous for its long stretch of golden sand bordered with casuarinas, is counted among the best beaches in India due to its ideal spot on the eastern coast.