Best 5 Beaches in Sri Lanka


Complete Guide on Best 5 Beaches in Sri Lanka

Our mother Sri Lanka is no short of natural beauty. Beaches of Sri Lanka have the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean which kisses the sands. The first thing which comes to our mind when we speak about Sri Lanka is beaches indeed; It is true notion that Sri Lanka is mostly famous for sun-kissed beaches, It is more like a paradise in its entire splendor. All you can see in Sri Lankan beaches are icing sugar sand,cristal –clear turquoise water and off –shore coral reef. People from all around the world visit Sri Lanka in order to stopover the beautiful sandy shores for escapades. Whether you’re looking for peace of mind or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, the Sri Lankan beaches are the perfect getaway in order to quench your travel thirst.

Hikkaduwa and Arugam Bay ,Unawatuna, Ahangama, Weligama, Mirissa or Yala can be highlighted as the favorite surfing destinations in Sri Lanka. Although the beach hot spots are mostly located in the south and west of the country. Yet the east coast also is the best to snorkel or go on whale watching.

Arugam Bay

Arugam bay is one of the favorite destinations for its surf and a delightful snorkeling paradise. If you are travelling from Colombo Arugam Bay can be reached via Monaragala and it is a just a seven hours drive. The wide sweeping sandy beach is also a tourist attraction for swimming all year –round.

Passekudah Bay and Kalkudah Beach

Passekudah Bay is located in the East Coast of Sri Lanka. This is a wonderful spot for sea bathing. During the month of September this is an ideal for surfing and wind surfing.

Negombo Beach

Negombo beach can be considered as an ideal beach town for sea lovers. It will just take an hour from Colombo to reach there. Negombo beach can be considered to be one of the best beaches in the area. It has been one of the favorite tourist destinations so far.

Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa beach can be identified as the best beach for almost all the beach activities. Whether it is sunbathing, scuba diving, boat rides, snorkeling or even surfing. This can be brought out as the perfect beach. The beach can be reached in one and half hour if you go on the Southern Expressway, from Colombo.


“Mirissa “Breathtaking sandy beach will never fail to transform your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into a reality. When there is a lot of hustle and bustle in your life Mirissa beach is known as the perfect place to relax and forget them. When in Mirissa beach you can envision Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises.

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