Lying on the shoreline of Bay of Bengal, Puri has good sandy beach to relax combined with pilgrimage. Local fishermen easily distinguishable by their triangular straw hats and dhotis serve as lifeguards on the beach. It is interesting to visit a fishing village along the coast, with dozens of boats made of solid trunks ply to the form off the coast during the day. Once landed the rich catch of prawn, pamphlets and other fishes drawn into the nets is transferred to baskets. The beaches of Puri are also renowned for sand sculptures created by local artists.