Beaches of Sri Lanka – Sea, Sand and Sun

By on September 29, 2010
Rocky sea shore close to Mount Lavinia beach

In Sri Lanka, a beach is always less than 70 miles away. No crowds, even on weekends.
Plenty of free parking.

Bentota- The beach, coral reefs, river and ecology makes a water sports paradise.
Beruwala- Ancient Sea farers of Arabia used this natural bay.
Negombo- Closest Beach to the Airport
Mount Lavinia- Closest beach to Colombo and has a colonial touch in the

Kalutara- A great Beach and River with water sports and adventure facilities.
Ahungalla- A fine beach in down south with lots of facilities.
Ambalangoda- An important ecolological mangove environment and mask dancing
makes Ambalangoda a special beach city.
Hikkaduwa- A beach with entertaining night life and Scuba Diving
Galle- A world heritage city with a fine Dutch Fort.
Unawatuna- One of best best places in Sri Lanka with Scuba Diving Locations.
Mirissa- A fishing town and a great place to relax
Koggala- A great beach in down south where you can see stilt fishing
Weligama- A fine location for a relaxing beach holiday
Matara- A great beach city with a star shaped Dutch fort
Tangalle- A fishery harbor town with scuba diving and a long beach
Hambantota- A great fishery harbor and a beach with wild life around.

Trincomalee – The eastern beach city has one of best natural harbors in the world
Nilaweli- A great long wide beach with great Scuba diving location
Arugam Bay- This eastern bay is great for surfing and Scuba Diving
Passekudah- A fine beach in the east coast
Kalkudah- A finest beach in east coast on the way to Batticaloa
Batticaloa- One of Sri Lanka’s largest lagoons and beaches in the east coast.

Kalpitiya- Less famous but a great scuba diving location with a lagoon.
PuttlaM The lagoon and Beach in this town with a Dutch Fort.
Marawila- This is a calm and quite beach for a relaxing beach holiday.
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  1. Ocsar Nonis

    October 1, 2010 at 2:05 am

    I stayed at Browns Beach Hotel, Negombo.

    Direct on the splendid golden beach of Negombo near to the shops, restaurants and bars, 40 km north of Colombo and 7 km from the international airport.140 tastefully decorated, air-conditioned rooms with telephone, music channel, ceiling fan. Attached bathroom with shower, w.c. Balcony or terrace orientated to the sea

  2. Agliana Eves

    May 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Ya this is nice post and good informaction of Sri Lanka beaches.

    Cheap Holiday to Sri Lanka

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