Populer Beaches In Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is renowned for its sand swept beaches. The crystal clear ocean surrounds the island with its blue waves. It is an absolute paradise offering visitors the chance to soak in the waves and indulge in a most relaxing holiday. The deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal provides an amazing location for the Island to lie with its nature’s elegance. The country is blessed with plenty of beautiful golden beaches that are fringed and shaded with coconut groves which make the Island an ideal destination for a beach vacation.

The tourists are facilitated profusely with luxurious resorts, villas and budget hotels situated in the coastal area, making their beach holiday in Sri Lanka a memorable and relaxing one. The tropical nature of the country offers the visitors a chance to have sun-baths and sea-baths all around the year. The west coast and southern beaches are the best for visitors who travel during October to March while the East coast beaches provide an ideal beach holiday for the visitors during April and October.

Arugambay Beach

Arugam Bay 116 km from Colombo it is another fishing village. Identified as the best surfing beach in Sri Lanka and the 4th best beach in South-East Asia and is also among the 10 best surfing beaches in the world.

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Bentota Beach

Bentota located along the South West coastline in Sri Lanka, while being 60 kilometers from Colombo.Bentota is extremely popular among the international travelers for its top class touristic facilities and services

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Beruwala Beach

Beruwala is located in the south west cost of Sri Lanka about 60 km from Colombo. Beach is a 130 km stretch of beach in a small tranquil fishing village and it is treated as the starting point of the southern cost beach resorts.

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Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa beach is a very popular destination to international tourists. It is 98 kilometers south from Colombo. It is a beautiful beach where you can relax, enjoy the sun and have the option of surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving.

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Kalpitiya Beach

Kalpitiya is 3 hour drive from Colombo. Beach is bestowed with natural beauty; however it is fairly untouched by tourism and is surrounded by a close-knit fishing community.

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Kalutara Beach

Kalutara Situated 42 km south of Colombo. Beach with its old colonial charm is one of the most culturally prominent seaside resorts in Sri Lanka.

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Mirissa Beach

Mirissa is situated about 4 kilometers south east of Weligama. Mirissa beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I the world, quitter calm deserted and hot. Beach is set in a small fishing village with beautiful scenery.

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Negombo Beach

Negombo beach is referred to as the golden mile, conveniently located just 15 km away from Sri Lanka’s international airport. There was once a small fishing town that grew to become the country’s first beach resort.

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Nilaveli Beach

Trincomalee and Nilaveli Located in east of the country 120 km from Colombo and 14 km from Trincomalee. The natural harbor and beach is one of finest in world.

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Passikudah Beach

Passikuda beach is a curved and rather compact shore, however it is impressively vast with wide stretches of spectacular beach with palms scattered along the coastline.

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Tangalle Beach

Tangalle and Hambantota are located on the south east coast near Yala National park and are popular locations for snorkeling and diving.

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Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna is 120 km from Colombo and four kilometers south of Galle is popular tourist destination. Beach is one of the safest beaches in Sri Lanka as it is protected by a beautiful coral reef.

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