Gopalpur is a town and a Notified Area Council on the Bay of Bengal coast in Ganjam District in the southern part of Odisha, India. Once a commercial port, it is now a famous sea beach and tourist destination around 15 km from Berhampur.
Gopalpur might not be the most popular beach destination in Odisha as Puri takes that crown, but it has the most picturesque seashores. Gopalpur Beach never fails to enthrall tourists. Located in Ganjam district of Orissa, the place is a tourist's paradise. The calmness of the beach is so contagious that it gets to you in no time and soothes the senses. The annual Gopalpur Beach Festival and aqua sports are the most famous attractions of the beach. There is an old lighthouse situated on the beach at Gopalpur maintained by the Odisha tourist department.The lighthouse provides a 360 degree view of Gopalpur, the beach and some parts of the Chilika Lake.