Sri Lanka also offers you some of the best beaches in the world.


Negombo Beach:

Negombo beach is located at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon,
only 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Many tourists prefer to make a stop over here to and from the airport.
Some stretches of the beach are maintained by the tourist hotels,
while others are always busy with fishermen and their equipment.
The fishermen's catamarans on the ocean is a splendid sight.
Good possibilities for water-sports and diving.
Many local handicraft shops at the beach road.
Restaurants serve fresh sea food.

Mount Lavinia Beach:

Mount Lavinia is the closest beach to the capital, Colombo.
It is famous for it's "Golden Mile" of beaches -
and also marks the beginnig of a 130 km strech of beach to the south

Here you will find the memories of an old the colonial, romantic story
manufested by The Govenor's House (turned into a hotel in 1947)
Some scenes of the film The Bridge on the River Kwai where filmed at this location.

Palm Beach

Bentota Beach:

Bentota and southwards you will find the really great beaches of Sri Lanka.
Bays with seasonal shallow seas  and a long line of coconut palms
with the idyllic Bentota River and lagoon makes it a very pleasant place.
Good possibilities for long walks or jogging
Wind Surfing , Deep Sea Fishing, Whales watching, Jetski , Banana Boat rides etc.
Fresh Sea Food On the Beach Restaurants

Hikkaduwa Beach:

 Hikkaduwa is a small town and primarily a tourist destination.
It offers a great beach with options to surf, snorkel and enjoy the sun.
The before so impressive Hikkaduwa coral reef has sadly suffered
high degradation  due to both natural and human activities
The heavily trafficked main road runs through the town close to the beach.
Distance from Colombo about 115 km.


Unawatuna Beach:

Unawatuna is a coastal village in the Galle district of Sri Lanka.
It is a major tourist attraction and famous for its beautiful beach and corals.
The small bay is graced with golden sands and a calm turquoise sea.
Beachside cafes, bars and restaurants come alive with music at night.

Mirissa Beach:

Mirissa Beach is close to the most Southern tip of Sri Lanka.
The shoreline of Mirissa beach slides into the ocean without any dangerous shelving.
Most of the beach is sandy and rock free.
The rocky parts are at both ends, so if you like snorkeling or surfing, you should go there.
Colourful sunrises and sunsets to be enjoyed very often.     


Arugam Bay:

Arugam Bay is situated in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeast coast.
It is a very popular surfing and tourist destination
The area is rich in bird life and wildlife in the jungle areas, wetlands and lagoons nearby      
Nearest Muslim village is Pottuville. The bay is located 320 km due east of Colombo.
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