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Must Visit beaches in Sri Lanka

Must Visit beaches in Sri Lanka

Posted by: Team TP,

Surrounded on all sides by Indian Ocean, the beautiful island Sri Lanka is a paradise for the beach lovers. For majority of people beach means Sri Lanka as one can find wave battered beaches, golden sand ones and dainty ones with white sand. One of the highlights about the small Island is that no matter what time of the year you visit you’ll dissimilarity of weather on one coast to another. When you have best in the lot, picking up the ultimate can be daunting task, so to ease that out we present to you some of the most famous beaches of Sri Lanka.

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach

The Galle fort is a part of UNESCO world heritage and a place worth to visit. Unawatuna is one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever get to see which is famous for quiet blue waters and highlight being the whale shark. Unawatuna brings to the table number of hotels, small kiosks, restaurants, variety of sea food and clothes.

Best time to visit: April or October- November

Must do activities:

  • Scuba diving and other water sports
  • Temple Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
  • Rejuvenate yourself with Ayurveda massage and Sanctuary Spa
  • Go for some turtle nesting

Hikkaduwa beach   

Hikkaduwa beach

Hikkaduwa is another master piece of a beach which is situated 17 km from Galle and approx 100 km south of Colombo. During the peak season it becomes a delight for party lovers as it is filled many night clubs and bars which often attracts abroad tourists. You will surely be mesmerized with natural beauty along with relaxation for body with spa and massage centers.

Best time to visit: March to September, January to March

Must do activities:

  • Enjoy Shopping at local markets famous for Silver jewellery and gemstones
  • Snorkeling
  • Hikkaduwa beach festival
  • Learn about coral life about Coral Sanctuary

Bentota

Bentota

If you want classy beach holiday with an awesome view and wish to hang in resorts/ hotels with relaxing Spa and mediation centers, Benotata is just tailor made for you. It is an ideal place for people who want to stay away from hustle of the city. This part of the southern coast is easily accessible through the Southern Expressway.

Best time to visit: January to March

Must do activities:

  • Scuba,
  • Snorkeling and sailing
  • deep-sea fishing,
  • kayaking or canoeing,

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay

Arugam bay is among the top beaches of Sri Lanka popularly known as a surf beach located on the east coast. The calm blue water offers divine experience for underwater and decent opportunities for fishing. This beach is much more expensive than other beaches of west coast. The Turtle Hatchery would be a lovely place to visit especially with kids.

Best time to visit: March to October

Must do activities:

  • Best surfing points across the world
  • Book a lagoon tour
  • Plan a trip to Yala national park for a lake area with crocodiles and elephant
  • Water skiing wind surfing

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