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Sri Lanka beaches

sri lanka beachesSri Lanka beautiful Tropical Island in the Indian Ocean is surrounded by more than 1200 beautiful beaches. Tourism is one of the important incomes for the island and these beaches attract nearly one million holiday makers every year. Sri Lanka beaches are very popular destinations among the tourist around the world.

Sri Lanka is packed with beautiful attractive beaches, these romantic beaches abundant with mangroves and swaying palms that bend over the sandy beaches. The best beaches of Sri Lanka are located towards the South-West of Sri Lanka while the beaches at east coast are also ranked high among beaches in the island. The coastal belt of Sri Lanka is also equipped with facilities and amenities for holiday makers. There is large number of beach resorts along the coast. Moreover one can find many recreation activities such as water sports for the people who enjoys beach holiday in Sri Lanka.


If you enjoy water sports, discover what an aquatic playground Sri Lanka beaches can be. Snorkeling, windsurfing, angling and sailing are just a few activities if one wants to indulge in water sports during the Sri Lanka holiday. Windsurfing is a popular water sport activity, and tests one's competitive skills. Windsurfing races are held mainly on the southeastern coast. Swimming, diving and sunbathing are favorite activities among the tourists. Exploring coral reefs, the beautiful under water flora & fauna is a must when you have Sri Lanka holiday. Various types of crustaceans and hydra add to the exquisiteness of a coral reef, which is home to many authentic species.

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Sri Lanka is studded with sunny beaches. While basking yourself in the beautiful sunset and sipping a drink made of tropical fruits or a cool beer, also soak yourself in the serene sunny environment. These beaches are a paradise for honeymooners, providing the perfect romantic setting.

Sri Lankan beaches can best be described as the "waves of paradise". Being in Sri Lanka your holiday is incomplete without experiencing the beautiful Sri Lanka beaches. alongside such beaches offer to broaden the visitor's knowledge about the sunny beaches of Sri Lanka. The beaches are not crowded so taking in the sun is another option. Sri Lankan beaches can best be described as the "waves of paradise". Being in Sri Lanka your holiday is incomplete without experiencing the beautiful Sri Lanka beaches.

Best Beaches in Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwais perhaps the most popular beach holiday destination in the west coast.
Unawatuna This 4km expanse of palm-fringed sand is rank amongst the twelve best beaches in the world.
Bentota The place is a small town fast developing, teeming with growth of hotels, shopping arcades and cafeterias.
Ambalangoda Ambalangoda is most famous for its mask carving a traditional cottage craft.
Weligama Welingama is blessed with its picturesque shallow bay; broad sandy beach provides fantastic scenes for the eyes of a visitor
Mount Lavinia Mount Lavinia is the most popular beach because of its close proximity to Colombo.
Negombo Negombo is an ideal fishing town as well as a paradise for the seafood buffets.
Trincomalee Trincomalee is regarded as on of the most magnificent harbours in the world.
Nilaveli Nilaveli is ideally suited for sun bathing and diving.
Batticaloa It is the famous 'singing' fish and is at exit point of a picturesque lagoon made up of a series of connected lagoons filled with mangrove swamps.
Kalkudah The calm reef-protected sea is an ideal place for having a sea bath.
Arugam Bay The bay offers numerous possibilities for water sports and underwater photography.