BEACHES

Down South

Unawatuna

Unawatuna is a coastal town in the Galle district. It is a very popular tourist destination. Unawatuna is one of the most famous beaches in Sri Lanka. It lies approximately 120 kilometers from Colombo and 5 kilometres from Galle town. The town is very famous for its delicious sea food and scuba diving.

Bentota

Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka. It is located in the Galle district in the Southern Province. It’s 70 kilometres south from Colombo. Bentota is a very famous beach in Sri Lanka. The town is surrounded with many world class hotels and resorts.

 

Marissa

Marissa beach is located in the Mathura district. It’s approximately 150 kilometres south from Colombo. It is very famous for Stillt Fishing and its delicious sea food.

Hikkaduwa

This place is located in the South Coast of the Southern Province. It’s approximately 98 kilometres south from Colombo. It’s very famous for its amazing corals. Watersports such as snorkelling, diving and surfing are very popular here.

  

Kigali

This place is located in the Galle district and has the longest beach of Sri Lanka. It’s also a well known surfing destination. Koggala is approximately 130 kilometers south of Colombo.

Tangalle

This place is located 35 kilometers east of Mathara town. Tangalle is 195 kilometers south of Colombo. It’s a common swimming and scuba diving destination.

Dickwella 

This town is located in the Mathara district of the Southern Coast. One of the largestBuddha Statues can be found here.

 

 

East Coast

Uppuveli

You will find this place in the Trincomalee district of the East Province. It is one of the most popular beaches for tourists. One of the largest Hindu Temples can be found here: Koneshwaram. It’s also very famous for its Hot Water Springs, its delicious sea food and watersports such as snorkelling and scuba diving.

 

Nilaveli

Nilaveli is located in the Trincomalee area. It is famous for watersports such as snorkelling and scuba diving. You can also enjoy the sea food here in the beach restaurants.

 

Pasikudha

This town is located in the Batticaloa district in Sri Lanka. It’s very famous for scuba diving and snorkelling. This place is surrounded with luxury hotels and resorts. The white sandy beaches and palm trees are just giving you the perfect holiday feeling.

  

Arugam Bay

This place is located 317 kilometres east from Colombo. Arugam Bay has a wide beach with fishing villages. It’s the best surfing beach in Sri Lanka. It’s also the 4th famous and best surfing beach in South Asia! If you like surfing you should definitely pay this beach a visit. It also borders the two famous national parks: Yala National Park and Lahugala National Park.

West Coast

Mount Lavinia

This beach is located just 12 kilometres from Colombo. It is a famous beach in the Colombo district.

Negombo

This beach is located just 7 kilometres from the International Airport. Negombo is a very famous fishing village and has a fresh fish market.

Kalpitiya

This place has a very famous lagoon. It’s located 170 km from Colombo. It’s a popular place for kite surfing and dolphin watching. You can also visit a Dutch Fort here.

  

 

 

 

 

 

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