Beaches of Sri Lanka

Unawatuna Beach

Despite suffering from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Unawatuna Beach, today serves to be a real hub of tourist activity. Having been lauded by many international publications, this is a beach that is embraced for its fun nightlife, surfing culture, hospitable inhabitants, and insouciant lifestyle. The distance to Unawatuna Beach is a mere 123 km from the capital Colombo. Besides being loved by sun worshippers the world over, there are many other tourist spots within the vicinity that are worth a visit, such as The Jungle Beach, Roomassala Hills, Kathaluwa Temple and the Galle Fort. When visiting Sri Lanka, make sure this is an area that you visit at least once.

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Mount Lavinia Beach

At just 12 km from Colombo, the Mount Lavinia Beach is another well-loved spot in Colombo. This fantastic beach is quite crowded during the weekends with both locals and foreigners. Besides being adored by those in search of a tan, many choose the Mount Lavinia Beach for surfing, swimming, and a game of tap rugger. It is interesting to note that this is a location, which has a quite a degree of history attached to it. Sir Thomas Maitland’s The Governors House, which was built in 1805, has become a hotel that is of star-class quality. This certainly is a destination that deserves your attention.

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Hikkaduwa Beach

Throughout the years, it has always been the beach in Hikkaduwa that has been a serious choice by those who searched for absolute relaxation and rejuvenation. This incredible beach is located towards the south of Sri Lanka and is just 100 km away from the capital. There are many hotels present within this area that offer the perfect panacea for the mind, body and soul. There is a popular coral reef that is ideal for those who desire to snorkel. Since this is largely a tourist-friendly area, you are assured of finding many activities as well. For instance, you could scuba dive, go for a boat ride or even try your hand at fishing.

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Nilaveli Beach

Found 276 km away from Colombo and just 14 km from Trincomalee, Nilaveli Beach is popular thanks to it sublime beach and its natural harbor. Adored by tourists who are passionate about scuba diving, the Nilaveli Beach eluded many due to the bloody civil war that ravaged Sri Lanka for three decades. With some serious construction being put in place, Trincomalee has become a veritable tourist destination for fun seekers. Besides the fine beaches, there are underwater coral gardens, pretty bays and coves that are worth a visit. With a spate of five-star hotel properties being set up with gusto, Nilaveli Beach is indubitably a true tourist hotspot unlike any other.

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Arugambay Beach

The Arugambay Beach is a worthy temple for those who are serious about surfing. Located in the southeast of Sri Lanka, it is 317 km from Colombo. Surrounded by fishing villages, it has been bestowed with the title of being the 4th best surfing beach in Southeast Asia. Additionally, it has also been accepted as one of the ten best surfing beaches in the world. Dotted with fishing villages, Arugumbay is in close proximity to the Kumana Bird Sanctuary, the Yala East National Park, the Magul Maha Viharaya (a Buddhist temple), Kudumbigala Temple (a Buddhist temple), Shastrwela Buddhist Temple, and the Okanda Hindu Temple.

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Negombo Beach

The beach in Negombo is found nestled just 35 km from the city of Colombo. In fact, it is just 6 km from the island’s international airport. A calm and yet vibrant fishing town, the Negombo Beach is surrounded by bespoke hotel properties that offer an inimitable holiday experience. Loved by locals and tourists alike, the Negombo Beach promises a plethora of activities that are fun and certainly enjoyable. It is interesting to note that certain areas of Negombo, especially the beach front, are reminiscent of Pattaya in Thailand. The locals are friendly and helpful while there are many foreign-owned bars and pubs as well.

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Passikudha

Passikudha is a coastal resort town which makes the edges of the Batticaloa district Sri Lanka. The pearl of this city is the beautiful beach which is encountered with the soft white sand. This is one of the top rated tourist destinations accommodated in the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Nevertheless due to the Tsunami destruction which happened in 2004 and the Civil war which ended in 2009, this marvellous city got abandoned by the tourists a bit which caused declination of the number ratings. Thus still people visit this place for its’ amazing beauty and astounding surroundings. That led the government to finish the developments soon and drag more tourists to the place. At present it’s a pleasure to say that the number of hotels and the restaurants has been increased which make it convenient for the travellers to find accommodation. This is a nice place to spend time while letting your stresses to go away.

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Trincomalee

Trincomalee is a beautiful city with an astounding beach. You’ll find this beach very interesting as you can go on boat rides on it and a magnificent as the view is breath taking. This is another city which got ruined due to the Sri Lankan war. However the government found ways to rebuild this city very soon after the war ended in 2004. It opened up the closed gate for all the people who were dying to see the extremely beautiful beaches out there in Trincomalee, to come and enjoy as much as they wanted. It’s one of the most picturesque beaches in Sri Lanka. These beaches are golden because the sand covering that beach is shining as gold. It will be very tranquilizing when you walk while the white foams of the waves kiss your legs on the beach. Come visit Sri Lanka. Enjoy the beauty of the trincomalee beach.

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Mirissa

Mirissa is gift bestowed by the Mother Nature to Sri Lanka. The treasure around here is the ultra beautiful beach which makes the border from the ocean to the city. It’s no wonder that people visiting this place often to get rid of their packed up work schedule. This place just waves its magic wand and let the visitors to live in their dreams. This place is that amazing and magnificent looking. This beach is at the bottom of Sri Lanka in the northern coast. It’s another top tourist destination in Sri Lanka that attracts a lot of tourists to this country. When you come you have nothing to worry about the accommodation problem cause you can find a number of star class hotels where you can make it yourself comfy. Visit Sri Lanka and enjoy well your journey by making yourself surprised when the blue ocean waves crawl towards the sandy beach and make your eyes relax.

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Bentota

One of the cutting edges in Galle is the Bentota beach which holds an extreme fame for its utter beauty. Every beach has its’ own uniqueness. Here it’s the soft and white sand which embellish the beach. This has caused to attract more tourists to here where they can enjoy walking and placing on the soft sand while making castles from the sand.



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Kalpitiya

Kalptiya is an attraction situated in Puttalam district which is famous for both the beach and the beautiful lagoon. This lagoon is exquisite and attracts thousands of tourists. Located 150 km north of the commercial capital, Colombo, Kalpitiya is one of the most gorgeous coastal areas in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is a peninsular dividing the Puttalam lagoon from the Indian Ocean. It is also a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches.

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