The Best Beaches in Sri Lanka – Sun-soaked Adventures

Blessed with pristine shorelines and bordered by dazzling ocean waters, Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world for some beach hopping fun. Here are some of the island’s key beaches.

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Negombo Beach

Negombo which is just 10 km from the main international airport lies along the west coast and has a lovely stretch of golden sand; it is an ideal spot to enjoy everything from sunbathing and swimming to kitesurfing. Come evening, the sunsets here are pretty spectacular too.

Pasikuda Beach

On the east coast, you will come across a more secluded shoreline home to Pasikuda Beach. Hotels and resorts can be found along the beach including properties such as The Calm Resort & Spa Pasikuda which offer water sports like snorkelling, diving and jet skiing. The waters remain calm and shallow relatively far out to sea making it an ideal family beach too.

Arugam Bay Beach

When it comes to a beach with chilled-out vibes and some of the best surfing waves in the region, Arugam Bay is the place to go to. This palm-fringed east coast beach attracts surfers from around the world looking to surf its main break known as The Point (April to October) along with other nearby surfing hotspots.

Unawatuna Beach

Located near the city of Galle on the south coast, Unawatuna has a picturesque stretch of shore bordered by a sheltered bay making it an ideal spot for swimming. Once the sun sets, Unawatuna has a happening nightlife scene worth experience too.

 

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Spend your summer at Sri Lanka’s stunning east coast – Sun Sand And Sea

Summer is upon us! Quick! Pack your sunblock, over sized sun hat, flip flops and your sun glasses and get to the beach! Spend your summer holiday in the Sri Lanka’s dazzling east coast!

Trincomalee

 

Pigeon Island | Image Courtesy: By Dschen Reinecke (photo taken by Dschen Reinecke) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Pigeon Island | Image Courtesy: By Dschen Reinecke (photo taken by Dschen Reinecke) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Commonly called Trinco, head over here if you’re looking for the perfect tan while you basically do nothing but lounge on the golden beaches. Snorkelling is a common activity at Pigeon Island, where you’ll be able to see sharks, turtles and tons of fish and coral!

Pasikudah

 

Pasikudah Beach | Image Courtesy: By Imaadwhd (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Pasikudah Beach | Image Courtesy: By Imaadwhd (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


 

Pasikudah has to be one of my favourite beaches. Walk a couple of km in and the water will still only reach your waist! The beach is ideal for leisurely swimming and enjoying the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean. The entire bay is dotted with beautiful Pasikuda beach hotels – with some properties such as Sunrise by Jetwing giving you direct access to the beach!

 

Batticaloa

 

Batticaloa Beach | Image Courtesy: By Indi Samarajiva (Flickr: Batti Beaches) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Batticaloa Beach | Image Courtesy: By Indi Samarajiva (Flickr: Batti Beaches) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Batticaloa can be found in the middle of Trinco and Arugam Bay (mentioned below). The lagoon and the nearby Gal Oya National Park is sprawling with wildlife from elephants to crocodiles! Endless white beaches bordered by swaying coconut trees are what you’ll be greeted with.

Arugam Bay

 

Arugam Bay Beach | Image Courtesy: By Kondephy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Arugam Bay Beach | Image Courtesy: By Kondephy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Arugam Bay is famously known to be an international surfing destination – attracting wave catches from around the world to ride the crazy big waves here.

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All you need to know about Passikudah beach – Beaches of Paradise

Right across on the east coast from the capital, Passikudah is just off Batticaloa. The travel time from Colombo to Passikudah is around 6 and half hours. The beach is filled with large numbers of visitors around the year. What makes the beach so special is that it is one of the few places where one could walk into the sea for approximately a kilometre. Seeing the number of visitors both local and international increase each year, the numbers of Pasikuda beach hotels has also been increasing.
The sandy beach and the crystal clear waters are ever so inviting that visitors come with their families and friends to enjoy a whole day of fun and activities. There are also water sporting facilities available on the beach by private operators as well as some of the hotels. Hotels such as Anantaya Resorts & Spa Passikudah offer an array of such activities. Passikudah is also regarded as a great place for those interested in surfing- even for beginners. There is also an annual open tournament that takes place here. Activities such as big game fishing and sunset fishing are also becoming increasingly popular in the area. If you manage to rise early then catching the sun rise from the East coast is one of the most mind-blowing experiences ever.
Given that it is a bay and the water is shallow because it is engulfed by natural reef there is a variety of tropical fish as well as corals present here which makes snorkelling a great experience. The 2km long beach is ideal for long strolls or you can spread your beach towel and just lie down absorbing all the sun’s rays. The weather throughout the year is pleasant.
There are also a number of stand-alone restaurants as well as restaurants in hotels that cook up scrumptious seafood dishes from the fresh catch.

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