October 8, 2020

Beaches

by admin in Day Tours

Sri Lanka is a tropical island found in the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The country is endowed with over a thousand miles of beautiful golden beaches that are fringed with coconut palms making it the ideal destination for a beach holiday. A large percentage of luxurious resorts and villas as well as budget hotels are located along the coastal areas to offer tourists some of the best beach holidays in Sri Lanka. The main attraction for tourists and locals are undoubtedly the beaches but some places like Galle on the South coast consists of historical heritage which is an added
advantage to a sun and sand holiday. The drive along the west and south-west coast also offers interesting stopovers such as batik factories or turtle hatcheries, or activities like paying homage at a local temple, sampling local fruits from roadside vendors and getting first-hand knowledge on the art of
toddy making.

There are many areas around the island that you can explore and enjoy various activities while beach holidays in Sri Lanka boast to be the best. The western and southern coastal beaches begins from Negombo, 37 km north of Colombo and curves south along the coastline for 273 km up to Hambantota. This is definitely the better developed of the two circuits in the island and currently accounts for most of the hotels and resorts. The South of Colombo which is also called the ”Gold Coast” is bursting with action with resorts stretching from Mt. Lavinia (a suburb of Colombo) and continuing along the towns of Wadduwa, Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Weligama, Mirissa,
Dondra, Dickwella, Tangalle and finally Hambantota. The southern beaches are sandier than the western ones and do not shelve deeply into the sea.

The eastern and northern coastal beaches stretches north in a gentle arc from Arugam Bay up to Kuchchaveli approximately 275 km along the east coast. Pristine beaches, wide stretches of sand and what seems like miles of clear and shallow water, pretty bays and coves, deep natural harbours, still lagoons and underwater coral gardens will always take your breath away. The best beaches along the east coast include Nilaveli, Kuchchaveli, Marble Bay, Sweat Bay and the Dead Man’s Cove with its magnificent harbour, towards the north of Trincomalee. The southern section of the east coast includes the peaceful and beautiful beaches of Passikudah, Kalkudah and Arugam Bay.

Unawatuna Beach for Tranquil Blue Waters

A significant source of tourist attraction is the Unawatuna beach. The beach is a beautifully stretched region of sand-covered soil that with its exotic perspective and exceptional atmosphere can increase the expectations of any holiday. Corals are essentially aquatic invertebrates found in a number of
indistinguishable polyps in colonies. One of this beach’s stuff that gives it the grip over the others is the corals that are considered and examined while snorkeling. One of tourists ‘primary preferences is to appreciate the marine life and closely examine it, and if you’re one of them, the Unawatuna beach
may just be the place to spend your vacation.

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Benthota Beach for Beaches and Mangroves

If you want to spend your holidays and have a calm and natural treat, without bars and restaurants, this is the most refreshing and relaxing place.
The 7-8 kilometer long Bentota Beach is truly a sign of peace, tranquility and cleanliness. One of its greatest points is its quiet environment, which many individuals believe runs the beach’s natural and relaxing atmosphere. Everyone has plenty of space to settle in completely and fully enjoy the sun bath.

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Mirissa Beach for Whale Watching

Mirissa and its magnificent sandy, palm-fringed beach is perhaps Sri Lanka’s best-known southern coast resort. In addition to having the region’s largest fishing port, well-known for its tuna, mullet, snapper and butterfish, it is also one of the major whale watching facilities. The calm feeling of tropical-island peace and loneliness of the beach is due to the reality that all hotels, guest houses and other tourist amenities are well laid back and mostly out of sight. So chilled drinks at sunset and moonlight walks in the surf are a specific delight for tourists as they wind down from the rigors of enjoying all of Marissa’s generous and big-hearted hospitality.

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Dickwella Beach for Romantic Staycations

Dickwella Beach is protected by reefs and sand bars, with picturesque views of small canoes reflecting the fishing culture of Sri Lanka, Dickwella beach is one of the safest and beautiful places for swimming and surfing and is one of the destinations of the insta famous beach rope swings.

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Weligama Beach for Instagrammable Beaches

Weligama is a wonderful place to learn to surf, about a two-kilometer stretch of shallow sandy beach, translated as a sandy village. One of the best locations to find a link to the ocean in southern Sri Lanka and catch your first wave. Get there for first light and surf until sunrise, usually it’s still until 8 a.m. so a nice time to exercise on uncontroversial waves.

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Galle Beach For Postcard-Perfect Colonial Architecture

Galle is a historical city which is named as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988. Galle Fort, which is also acclaimed as the largest remaining fortification in Asia, fortified by every European nation that set foot on the Island such was the importance of this port to their spice trade. Site and sounds of Galle ncludes, National Maritime museum, St.Mary’s cathedral and the Dutch fort built in 1663.while getting a great historical experience, you can enjoy the Galle beach.

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Induruwa Beach for Scenic Beaches and Villages

Nestled along a small ravine in the west coast, was once a sleepy fishing village today however it has turned into a major hotspot for tourists looking for white sandy beaches with perfect surf to relax in.

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Hikkaduwa Beach For Untouched Nature’s Bounty

Hikkaduwa is the name of a tiny city situated about 98 km north of Colombo on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Hikkaduwa beach, one of Sri Lanka’s best surfing sites, and the Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary, a few meters from the shore. In the months from November to March when waves increase, you can enjoy surfing to the fullest. In these months, many visitors have suggested surfing.

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Koggala for Rare Turtle Species

Stilt Fishing is one of Sri Lanka’s most exciting traditional fishing techniques. Records show that it came into being shortly after World War II. This mode of fishing was used more commonly all along the shoreline until the 2004 tsunami, which led such operations to cease momentarily until the last years.
Fishermen’s beautiful sight perched branched poles as they skillfully fish during dawn, noon, and dusk; now frequently found along the southern shoreline in cities like Koggala, Midigama, and Ahangama.

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Negombo for Peace and Relaxation

Negombo Beach: Negombo also has a colorful array of coral reefs and a 50 year old shipwreck that serves as an artificial reef for many varieties of fish. Catamaran ride can be arranged at most hotels in Negombo. Negombo, a tourism hot spot is ideal for a variety of water sports such as diving and wind
surfing.

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Arugam Bay Beach for Surfing and Fishing

Arugam Bay is the most popular surf spot and is also the only international surf competition venue in Sri Lanka. It is also rated as one of the top ten surf destinations in the world. It has also hosted most of the in ternational surfing competitions in Sri Lanka since 2004.

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Tangalle Beach For Weekend Getaways

Tangalle is a large city ruled by an urban council in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. It is one of the southern province’s biggest cities. It is 195 kilometers south of Colombo and 35 kilometers east of Matara. Here is the gateway to southeastern Sri Lanka’s wide open spaces and wide open beaches. Before Hambantota, it is the last town of any size and has some charm of the old world. But its star attractions are the beaches.

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Hiriketiya Beach – Tangalla

A tiny beach with excellent surfing, plenty of greenery and some fine dining and hanging establishments. Hiriketiya is one of those sleepy beaches in the South that is no longer so sleepy after being found by backpackers. Locals can kick themselves for not discovering it sooner, but in addition to swimming,
tourism also provides restaurants and hotels and stuff to do.

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Goyambokka Beach – Tangalla

The beach offers enough privacy by coconut and palm trees and plenty of natural shade. Occasionally strolling, with crabs and cracked coconut shells scattered around, the beach also offers food and drink choices in tiny cafes— you can pick up a free umbrella or deck chair by buying a snack.

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Kalpitiya Beach For Meeting Dolphins

Kalpitiya is in the north east of Sri Lanka, 35km north of Puttalam and about three hours’ drive from the airport. This city is very famous for Whale and dolphin watching and even kite surfing. The area is fringed with mangroves, rich in birdlife and one of the few places in Sri Lanka to see the dugong.

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Pasikudah Beach For White Sand Beaches

Pasikuda, meaning “green-algae-bay” is situated in Eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka between Kalkuda and the Indian Ocean, approximately 35 kilometers from Batticaloa Town. It’s a wonderful and silent beach which has a stunning view too.visitors can have a safest sea bath since it’s really like a pond.

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These are some other attractive beaches,

  • Uppuveli  – For Delish Lankan Cuisine
  • Trincomalee  – For Stunning Temples
  • Polhena   – For Endless Water Sports
  • Mount Lavinia  – For Diving And Snorkeling
  • Talalla South  – For Swimming In Clear Waters
  • Matara  – For Ancient Forts
  • Nilaveli  – For A Fine Stretch Of Sand
  • Wijaya – For A Stretch Of White Sand
  • Pigeon Island – For The Best Coral Reefs
  • Rekawa – For The Sea Turtles  
  • Pottuvil – For A Stunning Time
  • Casuarina Beach  – An Unexplored Beach
  • Beruwala Beach  – The Golden Beach
  • Batticaloa Beach – One Of The Cleanest Sri Lankan Beaches

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