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beach-pigeon-islandThe beaches of Sri Lanka are truly outstanding. Regardless if you are into swimming, surfing, diving or just sun-bathing Sri Lanka got it all.
Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers but not only exceptional diving opportunities, with shipwreck dives of special interest, but many other kinds of water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing or whitewater river rafting.

 

 
Negombo Beach

beach-negambo37km. north of Colombo and 6 km. from the International Airport, Negombo is an ideal fishing town as well as a paradise for the seafood lovers. You can enjoy watching the old world fishing crafts like the outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing a variety of marine fishes like seers, skipjacks, pomfrets and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the restaurants.
Additionally Negombo is known to have some of the widest beaches in Sri Lanka.

 

Mount Lavinia Beach

Just 12 km. south of Colombo, Mount Lavinia is the most popular beach because of its close proximity to the capital. It is situated beside a wind swept headland jutting into the waters of the Indian Ocean. The Governor's House built in 1805 by Sir Thomas Maitland, now forms part of the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel. You can not afford to miss this place out!

 

Beruwala Beach

56 km. south of Colombo, Beruwela beach is the starting point of the 130 km.long stretch of beach. In the past few years great strides have been made in the field of resort development in this area. The bay around remains ideal for bathing almost for the whole year.

 

Aluthgama Beach

Facing sea, lagoon and river Aluthgama is offering water sports possibilities nowhere else to be found.
While swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon.

 

Bentota Beach

beach-benthotaThe Bentota Resort Complex is an ideal romantic beach holiday with a teeming growth of hotels, shopping arcades and cafeterias. There is also an open air theatre which shows folk and mask dancing. It is located 62 kms south of Colombo.

 

 
Hikkaduwa Beach

beach-kosgodaIt is the place where you can have a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world and see the creatures that inhabit the unfathomable depths of the sea. The famed coral gardens are located here. Just get hold of a glass bottomed boat or goggles and flippers and plunge into the ocean! Hikkaduwa is 98 kms south of Colombo.

 

Galle Beach

116 km. south of Colombo, Galle is town of prime importance in the southern part of Sri Lanka. It has an an old-world charm pervading its air. Its natural harbor was a famous fort in the days of yore. Today, the place holds fame for its Dutch fort, lace making, ebony carving and gem polishing.

 

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna is a beautiful and quiet beach resort just 5 km south of Galle.
While Unawatuna suffered heavily in the Tsunami of 2004 it was rebuild quickly and the hotels and guesthouses are open again for all travelers in search of a uncrowded beach resort.

 

Weligama, Mirissa, Matara

The coast to the South of Unawatuna, especially between Weligama, Mirissa and Matara, is still untouched by mass tourism and offers beside laid back villages and secluded beaches some of the best surf spots on the island.
In this area the famous (original) stilt fishing men still can be found.

 

Arugam Bay

beach-arugambayTucked away on the South Eastern coast of Sri Lanka - about 300 kms. from Colombo, is the lazy little fishing village of Arugam Bay - richly endowed with a beautiful stretch of ocean and vast expanses of deserted beach. For many years a popular sea side holiday resort for local travelers, Arugam Bay has grown in the last twenty years, into a big attraction for lovers of the surf, who coverage on it in numbers from different parts of the world.

 

Nilaveli Beach

beach-nilaweli14 km. from Trincomalee, Nilaveli is a water sports hub. Fishing, angling, water skiing, snorkeling- all are here for you. You can even have close encounters with the leviathan in the sanctuary.

Sunbathing

Mount Lavinia Beach
Just 12 km from south of Colombo.

Mount Lavinia is the most popular beach because of its close proximity to the capital.

Nilaveli Beach
14 km from Trincomalee.

Nilaveli is a water sports hub. Fishing, angling, water skiing, snorkeling- all are here for you.

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Surfing Lessons

Windsurfing
Price from 40$ per hour

Kitesurfing

Price from 50$ per hour

Although the swell all around Sri Lankan is seasonal, one exception is the Weligama beach break where surf is available all year around for beginner and advanced.

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Restaurants

Coco Veranda Restaurant
Open: 08.00am-11.30pm

Serving Cuisines: Coffee Shops, Desserts And Sweets, Lounge.

The Sizzle Restaurant
Open: 12pm-12am

Serving Cuisines: Semi Fine Dining, Multi-cuisine, Mongolian.

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