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18 Stunning Beaches In Sri Lanka 🏖To Visit In 2019



The beautiful island country Sri Lanka has no shortage of natural beauty. What’s the first thing which comes to your mind when we talk about the island?no wonder its the Lankan beaches, and that what is Sri Lanka is most famous for. People from the worldwide come to explore the best beaches in Sri Lanka, to experience the beauty, adventures, and offerings of these gorgeous sandy shores.


Here are Sri Lanka's highly visited best beaches. Apart from the beaches, you can have the opportunity to see various other sites in Sri Lanka. If you are wondering to plan your next travel destination to Sri Lanka, we are keen to help.

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1. Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and is the most “popular” beach in the country. Unawatuna is basically a coastal town in Galle district. Especially Unawatuna is famous for well known pristine beaches and coral reefs. Moreover, this place is rich with biodiversity.

Attraction sites include:

water sports:

  • Lagoon Canoeing Tour in Unawatuna.


2. Mirissa Beach

Mirissa beach has become an ideal relaxation destination in Sri Lanka. A massive amount of Locals and tourists visit Mirissa beach. Mirissa was not that famous, it became quite famous after the whale watching and dolphin watching tours. All the way because of this activity popularity increased like nothing.

Attraction sites include:

3. Bentota beach


Are you looking for a Sri Lankan beach holiday and wish to stay at resorts that specialize in medical centers and relaxing spa, Be happy Bentota beach is the exact place where you could experience everything as said. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. Where at present it has become a getaway for tourists very well, In order to spend their vacations peacefully.


Attraction Sites include:

4. Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay is Especially famous for surfing in Sri Lanka. The clean/clear blue waters of Arugam Bay provides the opportunity to do fishing and underwater photography.

Best time to visit Arugam Bay is March to October.


Attraction sites include:

5. Hikkaduwa Beach

It is a beautiful beach where you can relax, enjoy the sun and grab the option of surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving. Hikkaduwa beach attracts its popularity by most of the plushing hotels and nightclubs. Being the site of the famed coral garden, glass-bottomed boats are available on hire and visitors can explore the underwater fantasies. It is also an internationally popular destination for board-surfing and surfing. Hikkaduwa is also well known for its upbeat nightlife and delicious roadside cuisine which presents a fusion of Sri Lankan and western food. The extraordinarily attractive beach of Hikkaduwa is a place of fun and excitement and always has something for everyone.

Best time to visit: March to September

Attraction sites include :


6. Trincomalee Beach

Trincomalee is a port city on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The city is located on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbors. It is a hill situated at the end of a natural land formation that resembles an arc. It is one of the main where Tamil is spoken at a large scale.


7. Galle face green

Indian Ocean beach in the heart of Colombo with a busy promenade & the popular Galle Face Green. The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by Governor Sir Henry George Ward, although the original Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen today. The Galle Face Green was initially used for horse racing and as a golf course but was also used for cricket, polo, football, tennis, and rugby.

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8. Nilaweli Beach

Scenic sandy beach featuring clear water with coral & marine life & boats to Pigeon Island.


9. Weligama Beach

Weligama beach is an amazing beach in Sri Lanka. it is great if you love to surf here. And plenty of people are there to teach you if you can't. Also, a great place to just to relax or swim. Moreover to have delicious foods. You could see the fishing boats stopped near the beach. If you are on a city tour, you could clearly see how the fishermen do fishing in Weligama beach.
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10. Kalpitiya Beach

Kalpitiya is often cited as the future destination of tourism in Sri Lanka since it has a number of islands in its lagoon that seem ripe for development. A tourist zone has been established there and plans are on the drawing boards for five-star hotels and property development. Kalpitiya is in the northeast of Sri Lanka, 35km north of Puttalam and about three hours drive from the airport.

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Dolphin watching at Kalpitiya,Sri Lanka Kalpitiya is known for its beaches and boats - so if you're ever there in November or December, it's the right time to go out to sea and check out the dolphins.Sail into the Indian Ocean and you could see small pods of dolphins up to 1000. Kalpitiya is perfect for dolphin and whale watching, because you do not have to head out too deep into the ocean to catch a glimpse of them. The continental shelf is much closer than reported in admiralty charts the shelf actually runs near and alongside the shoreline. This means you can see many species of marine life just a short boat ride away from the shore. The sea will not be as rough during this period as it is during the monsoon season and it will be easier to spot dolphins as a result. You could witness Pods that have hundreds of dolphins are spotted often in Kalpitiya, especially near the Bar Reef, which is just a one-hour boat ride away. Sightings are almost guaranteed during this period. The excursions will ideally commence at sunrise, and last about 2-3 hours. Watching dolphins swimming alongside you and under your boat while they leap out of the ocean is truly an unforgettable experience. #srilanka #srilankatravel #srilankatravels #srilankatravelsecrets #srilankatravelservices #kalpitiya #kalpitiyalagoon #kalpitiyabeach #dolphins #dolphinwatching #dolphinwatch #Dolphin watching at Kalpitiya,Sri Lanka #Kalpitiya Dolphin watching Sri Lanka #Things to do in Kalpitiya Sri Lanka#Dolphin watching in Sri lanka For More Info Visit :

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Things to do at Kalpitiya

11. Beruwala Beach

Beruwala‘s broad and attractive beach called the “Golden Mile” is a pristine beach of golden sand, well sheltered by the palm groves that spread along the coastal stretch. The wide beach that basks in the glorious tropical sun from the direction of the ocean is well shaded with the lush greenery of the landside.


12.Ahungalla Beach

Coastal hangout with fine sand & rocky outcrops, plus a rustic outdoor restaurant & a modern resort.

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13. Kalutara Beach

Just over 40km from Colombo, bustling Kalutara is the first beach resort we reach when traveling south of Colombo. Kalutara has a huge stretch of fine sand with Wadduwa to the north which is home to the area's top resorts.

The appearance of roadside stalls selling coir rugs, basketware & reed mats signals the entry into Kalutara. As if the tell-tale signs wouldn't do, Kalutara heralds its presence with nothing less than the immense white gleaming dagoba of the Gangatilaka Vihara, immediately south of the long double-span bridge across the Kalu Ganga (River Black).

14. Koggala Beach



15. Wadduwa Beach



16. Dikwella Beach


17. Kalkudah Beach


18. Tangalle Beach

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