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Beaches in Sri Lanka


  • Negombo  Mount Lavinia Wadduwa  Kaluthara  Beruwala
    Benthota Hikkaduwa  Galle Unawatuna    Koggala  
    Weligama Dikwella  Polhena  Tangalle Waikkal
    Maravila Kalpitiya Arugambay Pasikuda & Kalkuda Nilaweli
    Casuarina Kilali      
     
    Beach Name   Description

    Distance

    Negambo
     

     

    A characteristic fishing town north of Colombo, it is a mere 6 km from the international airport. Set amidst lush groves of coconut palms, it breathes the spirit of the sea. Negombo is a gourmet’s paradise with sea food in plenty. Old - world fishing craft, like the outrigger canoe and the catamaran, bring seer, skipjack, herring, mullet, pomfret and amber jack, while lobster and prawn are caught in the lagoon.

     

    35 km from Colombo

     

    10 Km from Airport

    mountlavinia
     

     

    Mount Lavinia is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the sea. The beach is crowded on Sundays and public holidays with large crowds gathered to participate in many beach sports activities such as swimming, surfing etc. The Governors House built in 1805 by Sir Thomas Maitland , now forms part of the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel

     

    12 km

    from Colombo

    Wadduwa-Sri-Lanka-1
     

    Wadduwa is a town situated in the western coast of Sri Lanka about 33 km south of Colombo. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, with golden beaches that would enchant anybody in the world. It is also famous for its rich cultivation of coconut palms and as a major producer of toddy and vinegar. It is popular for the products made from coconut fibre such as brooms,carpets etc.

    42km

    from Colombo

    kaluthara
     

    An important spice-trading centre controlled at various times by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today it has a reputation for fine basket ware (visit basket hall) and also for the best mangosteens on the island. Immediately south of the Kalu Ganga Bridge on the main road is the Gangatil Vihara, which has a hollow dagoba (Buddhist shrine) with an interesting painted terior. By the roadside there’s a small shrine and bodhi tree where drivers often stop to make offerings to ensure a safe journey to Wadduwa is 8km north of Kalutara.

    42km

    from Colombo

    beruwala
     

     

    South of Colombo, Beruwela marks the beginning of a 130 km-stretch of beaches, where resort development has made immense strides in recent years. Good bathing in the bay all year round

     

    55 km

    from Colombo

    cmba2004113074001club-bentota
     

    The place located in south of the country, 62 km from Colombo has romantic scenery hotels and popular for wind surfing and water skiing...

    62 Km

    from Colombo

    Hikkaduwa
     

     

    The place located in south of the country, 100 km from Colombo is the first area to be developed for tourism. The famous coral reef and scuba diving gets tourist's more pleasure there.

    ..

    99 Km

    from Colombo

    galle-lighthouse 01
     

     

    South of Colombo, Galle is the most important southern town. It has an old world charm. Believed to be the “Tarshish of the Bible”, its natural harbour was a famous fort in days gone by. Galle is famous for its Dutch fort, lace making, ebony carving and gem polishing

    ..

    116 km

    from Colombo

    unawatuna
     

     

    Described as most wonderful beach location by the nature, Unawatuna is one of the best Scuba Diving Locations in Sri Lanka. It is famouse beach, Scuba Diving, Surfing and Sea Food in Sri Lankan Style. The Jungle Beach, Roomassagla Hills, Kathaluwa Temple, Galle Fort are nearby interesting places.

    ..

     from Colombo
    koggala
     

     

    Koggala beach is about 12 kms south of Galle. Stilt -Fisherman are a familiar sight here. The place located in south of the country, from 130 km from Colombo, has finest beach and historical Madol Duwa (island surrounded by lake) as mentioned in Sri Lankan literature.

     

    130 km

    from Colombo

    weligama
     

     

    Weligama is a unique Bay and Beach with a wide and long sandy beach located in Mathara district of Southern province close to Mathara town. The tiny island once owned by Frenchman Count de Maunay has built a beautiful house on it. The Bay is famous for its remarkable fishermen doing stilt fishing and hand made lase, Devil Dance Shows and its seafood. Weligama is also a wonderful Scuba Diving and Surfing Location.

    .

     from Colombo
    polhena
     

     

    Polhena beach is located in the Mathara town itself. This is ideal place for scuba diving. This is famous because of the natural swimming pool created by the coral ref.

    .

    from Colombo 
    mirissa beach sri lanka
     

     

    Mirissa is a beautiful small rocky beach which is calm, relaxing and almost private. Deep Sea Fishing, River Trips, Snorkeling and Bird watching are activities you could do

     

    from Colombo 
    dikwella
     

     

    Dikwella is a small coastal market town in the Matara district in Southern province of Sri Lanka. It is located 22 km east of the city of Matara.Dickwella is noted for its long sandy beach which is protected by headlands,reefs and sand-bars, making it safer for swimming. Dickwella is the locationof Sri Lanka's largest seated Buddha statue, which is 50 metres (160 ft)tall. Walls in the rooms of the building behind the statue are decorated with a 'library' of colourful pictures depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha and punishments of miscreants.

     from Colombo
    tangalle-2
     

     

    Thangalle is located in down south district of Hamabanthota few km away from Mathara. It is an beautiful and natural palm fringed sea bay and a Fishing Harbor offering great sea food. The long and great beach and the corel reef are best attractions. The Dutch Fort built with corals now used as a prison.

     

     from Colombo
    waikal
     

     

    The sparkling blue surf of the Indian Ocean and scenic tropical lagoons which edge the western shores of the Wayamba province are glided with 240 kilometres of wide, sun drenched beaches. These beaches stretch from Waikkal at its southern end to Dutch Bay in the Puttalam district.
    One of Wayamba's best resort beaches is Waikkal. Just 10 Km away from the Katunayake international airport and this beach is often with the bonus of a lagoon or a river front and make excellent base for stay-put beach holidays. Many fishing villages dot the coastal areas.

     

     from Colombo
    tangalle-2
     

     

    The sparkling blue surf of the Indian Ocean and scenic tropical lagoons which edge the western shores of the Wayamba province are glided with 240 kilometres of wide, sun drenched beaches. These beaches stretch from Waikkal at its southern end to Dutch Bay in the Puttalam district.
    One of Wayamba's best resort beaches is Marawila. Just 30 Km away from the Katunayake international airport and beach is often with the bonus of a lagoon or a river front and make excellent base for stay-put beach holidays. Many fishing villages dot the coastal areas.

     

     from Colombo
    kalpitiya
     

     

    The sparkling blue surf of the Indian Ocean and scenic tropical lagoons which edge the western shores of the Wayamba province are glided with 240 kilometres of wide, sun drenched beaches. These beaches stretch from Waikkal at its southern end to Dutch Bay in the Puttalam district.
    One of Wayamba's best resort beaches is Kalpitiya. Just 135 Km away from the Katunayake International airport this beach is often with the bonus of a lagoon or a river front and make excellent base for stay-put beach holidays. Some of the beach resorts at Kalpitiya offer viewing of underwater Coral wonderlands. Many fishing villages dot the coastal areas.

     

     
    arugam-bay-4
     

     

    Arugam Bay is a fishing village 3km south of the small town of Pottuvil at the remote southern end of the east coast. It probably has the best surf in Sri Lanka. There’s a wide, sweeping beach in front of the village itself which is good for swimming; and south of the surf promontory a long, deserted beach leads down to ‘Crocodile Rock’, from where wild elephants can quite often be seen. The best period for surfing is between April and September. 

    116 km

    from Colombo

    pasikuda
     

    Kalkuda and Pasikuda are two separate beaches situated near by in Batticlo district of eastern province nearly 110km from Colombo. These are famous for its sand and calm water.

     from Colombo
    nilaveli1
     

    Nilaveli is a prime beach resort in the East Coast. It is ideally suited for sun bathing, sea bathing and diving. A few metres off shore is a small rocky island good for snorkelling. Nilaveli was the venue for the 1985 International Fun Board Championships.

     from Colombo
    cas.jafna
     

    Casuarina Beach is in Karainagar, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka about 20 kilometers from Jaffna. It used to be a popular tourist destination, but tourist numbers have declined due to Sri Lankan Civil War.

     from Colombo
    KilaliBeach
     

    Kilali Beach situated in Kilali, Jaffna District of Northern Province. It is famous for calm and sand, with local Tamil sea food dishes.

     from Colombo

     

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