Wonderful Beaches of Sri Lanka
From Colombo 35kms
Located 35 kms north ofColombo and 6 kms from the island’s main international Airport, Negombo is famous for its gorgeous sandy beach and the old fishing industry. Being a fishing town. Negombo is popular as a paradise of fresh seafood. The beautiful sandy beach coupled with the surrounding star-class hotels attract tourist around the world.
From Colombo 42kms
Known for the long golden sandy beach and the Buddhist Temple, Kaluthara is located 42 kms south of Colombo. Kaluthara across which the River Kalu Flows was an important spice trading center during colonial times. This is without doubt a fantastic place to enjoy your holiday.
From Colombo 64kms
Yet another celebrated beach of Sri Lanka. Benthota beach with the river, lagoon, palm groves and resort complex is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the island. Lush greenery of the landscape around is really breathtaking. Hotels offer interesting boats rids to the hamlets bordering the river and the Meethiyagoda moonstone minds and facilities for a variety of water sports.
From Colombo 124kms
Unawatuna Located south of Galle is a world-renowned beach and undoubtedly the most famous beach in Sri Lanka. The gorgeous beach, coral reefs and delicious seafood available in the surrounding hotels attract many tourists. It is known for scuba diving, surfing and many more water sports. The jungle beach, Rhumassala Hills, Kathaluwa Temple, Galle Fort are nearby existing places to visit.
From Colombo 143kms
Yet another tourist hotspot in the south. Weligama is a unique bay beach and popular for scuba diving and surfing. It is a fantastic experience to see stilt fishing just few meters off-shore. Weligama is also famous for its lace weaving industry which was introduced by Portuguese in the 16th Century.
From Colombo 160kms
Polhena beach which is very popular among local tourists is located in close proximity to the Mathara City. This is an ideal place to scuba diving, surfing and sunbathing etc. It’s a highly famed destination due to its natural swimming pool created by coral reef.
From Colombo 257kms
Trincomalee is one of the world’s finest natural deep-water harbors that attracted great seafarers like Marko Polo and sea-trades from China and East Asia in the ancient times. This is a pristine beach. Very popular for Wheal watching, in addition to surfing, scuba diving and fishing.
From Colombo 303kms
Batticaloa is in the east coast of Sri Lanka with a picturesque lagoon and beach. Good for snorkeling and diving. This serene gorgeous beach would undoubtedly make your holiday fantastic. The Dutch made their first footstep in Sri Lanka here in 1602. The Dutch fort built in 1665 is visible to the Batticaloa Lagoon.
pasikudah & Kalkudhah
From Colombo 285kms
Passecudah and Kalkudah are two separate beautiful beaches in the east coast. These stunning sandy beaches that are very popular among tourist both here and abroad are ideal for bathing, windsurfing and water skiing.
From Colombo 165kms
Based with wealth of stunning golden beaches, island Sri Lanka is world-renowned as a paradise for tourists. A best price to watch Dolphins and Whales without sailing out to deep seas, Kalpitiya Beach together with the lagoon is one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions. Thousands of Tourists around the world flock to this golden beach to experience the wonder of the nature.
From Colombo 12kms
Located 12 kms south of Colombo, Mount Lavinia is since colonial times famous for its beautiful beach. The house of the governor, Sir Thomas Maitland built in 1805. Has now turn to be a star class hotel which is very popular among local as well and foreign tourists who enjoy many beach sport activities.
From Colombo 58kms
Beruwala is known for its pristine golden sandy beach well-sheltered by coconut trees that spread along the coastal stretch. There are a lot of water sport facilities such as water scooter rides, wing surfing, and water skiing. The bay beach which is safe for swimming in any moth of the year, is good for deep-sea fishing and wreck & coral reef diving.
Hikkaduwa is small coastal town in the south situated 99 kms south of Colombo. Well-known for its beach, coral gardens and nightlife, Hikkaduwa is one of most popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. The coral sanctuary replete with colorful fish is quite fascinating and you can explore these fantasies in a glass-bottomed boat. This is also a better place for sunbathing, snorkeling, board-surfing and many other pastimes.
From Colombo 130kms
The beach is very beautiful and good for windsurfing. The road passes a domestic Airport and nearby is small turtle hatchery, which buys turtle eggs from the fishermen in an attempt to discourage them from poaching and selling eggs for food. Witness how the newborn turtles are being cared for until they are ready to be released back to the ocean. The wide sandy beaches are utilized by turtles to lay eggs. The commonest of these are the Loggerheads and the Leathery turtle while the green turtle is a less common visiter.
From Colombo 145kms
Mirissa is beautiful small rocky beach which is calm, relaxing and almost private. Wheals and Dolphins watching river trips, snorkeling and bird watching are some of the activities you could do while being in Mirissa. The best time for whales watching in the sea off the Mirissa Harbor is from November to April.
From Colombo 195kms
A paradise for swimmers divers. Tangalle is 35 kms from Mathara. It has a natural palm fringed sea bay and a fishing harbor offering grate seafood. The long sandy beach and the coral reef are the best attractions. The Dutch fort built with corals is now turned to be a prison.
From Colombo 275kms
A place that you should not miss, if you travel in Sri Lanka. Nilaveli beach is one of the purest white sand beaches in Asia. The pristine beach which is very popular among sun worshippers is quite serene and the crystal clear blue water is so breathtaking that it would be a memorable stay for you. The natural harbor is one of the finest in the world. Nilaveli is an ideal place for water sports like scuba diving.
From Colombo 315kms
World-renowned as paradise of surfing, Arugambay is ranked 3rd among the best 20 beaches for windsurfing in the world. It is located in the south-east cost of the island. The Lahugala National Park and Yala east National Park are also located within 10-30kms radius from Arugambay. Magul Maha Viharaya (Buddhist Temple), Kudumbigala Temple (Buddhist Temple), Shastrawela Buddhist Temple, Okanda Hindu Temple, are some of the places with heritage value. The tropical white sandy beach, with perfect blue water and palm groves is without doubt an ideal place for you to enjoy your holiday.
The best beach in the Jaffna Peninsula located in Karainagar about 20kms north west of Jaffna. If you travel to Jaffna, this is a place you should visit without fail. In the casuarinas beach, you can walk towards the sea for miles because of the extreme shallowness and the lack of waves. Therefore, it is a haven for bathes.