Enjoy the beaches in Sri Lanka

Beaches Sri Lanka is a country which has thousands Kilometers of sandy beaches all around in the island. That’s why the country never misses out the season for holidays on the beach. The resorts made on the beaches of south, east and west coast are quite popular and is the most visited place out of all tourist spots in Sri Lanka. These are the places where a person can go to relax and to have fun on the beach atmosphere.

  West coast beaches There are basically two beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka Mt.Lavinia and Negombo. Both of these beaches have many tourist visitors who came to enjoy there in well developed resorts.


- the beach is located at about eleven kilometers from the Colombo there is a wonderful and attractive resort on this beach along a Galle road. The place is 100% safe for bathing with the clean and tidy sandy beach. The beach reminds about and interesting love story
Of the British times between the British governor and a local lady, both of them usually meet at the governor’s holiday house. The hidden link between two is that the holiday house was at the present location of Mt. Lavinia hotel. This is the reasons why young people and couples like to visit this beach many times.


It is one of the well known beach resorts on the west coast of the country. The main attraction of this beach is it’s stretched out sandy beaches and a quite safe sea area which makes it a conventional fishing area. The people can also enjoy lots of sports activities on the Negombo beach. In addition to this one can also take a round on the fish market where they can find prawns, seer and crabs. As we know that the all the fishing crafts comes back to the shore in the morning so it will be a pleasant view and also beneficial to visit this beach in the morning time.

East coast beaches


Trincomalee is one of the famous deep water harbors on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. It is one of the largest and widest beaches of the country offering the activities like scuba diving, surfing, fishing as well as whale watching to their visitors. .


Nilaveli is located on the east coast of the country at 120 km of distance from the Colombo city. As well as at a 14 km distance from the Trincomalee. It has a natural harbor and a beach which is one of the finest in whole world. For the sports like surfing and scuba diving Naiveli is the accurate place.


Batticaloa is located on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka along with a beach and a lagoon showing off the great culture of the eastern side. This is the only place from where the Dutch entered Sri Lanka for the first time in 1602 and the Dutch fort was constructed here in the year 1665.

South coast beaches

In the month between Octobers to April the south coast belt gains its popularity and become more vibrant of all coastal belts. Due to the movement of monsoon towards the north east the sea remains calm and violent under the blue skies. Thus this becomes the best suited and attractive place to spend your winter vacations. The most famous beach resorts on the southern coast are Beruwala, Bentota and Hikkaduwa.


The beach is located at about 98 km from the city Colombo. The beauty present under the water makes it quite more attractive than other beaches. It is basically a marine sanctuary which has the collection of rare tropical and coral fishes. Thus the place is a complete pack to enjoy for both beach as well as for the fish lovers. There is also a facility available to enjoy a ride of a glass bottom boat.


The beach is around 56 kilometers from the Colombo. The place is well known for its puppets and masks used for the style devil dancing. The beach has many resorts made for the guests all around the road side. The beach is quite fit for the bath all round the year. The place is also known for the initial settlement of the Muslims community in the island. The people are also attracted by the light house near the beach.

Bentota beach

Sailing and windsurfing are the two best things which you can enjoy on this beach. Turtle hatchery is also available on the beach and it’s your pure luck if you can spot any of these gentle and slow creatures while your visit to Bentota. It also have a beautiful resorts on the beach where you can relax and enjoy.

Thus Sri Lanka is quite decorated with the beaches all around it. That adds a beauty to it and also attracts the lots of tourists in the country.

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