Western, Southern & Eastern coasts of Sri Lanka are studded with world class beaches, all next to one another, each one different from other, for you to revel to your heart’s content. Some of the most popular beaches are Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Balapitiya, Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Weligma, Mirissa, Matara, Polhena, Tangalla,
Western Costal Belt
Southern Coastal Belt (season – October to April)
The best season for diving & swimming on the southern coast is roughly November to April. The spectacularly cenic bays beaches of the south coast are among the finest in the world. Unawatuna Bay Beach, Tangalla Bay Beach & Mirissa Bay Beach are the main beaches, each with long sweeps of sand.
Eastern Coastal Belt (season – April to September)
When its monsoon season in the western beaches, the east coast of the island provide the opportunity for all of us to bask in the sun, immerse in the sea & swim & surf with the fine waves. Eastern coastal belt offers long miles of unspoiled tropical beaches & vast areas of untamed jungles. The region’s most popular attraction is the Arugam Bay, a pro surfing beach of International standing. Arugam Bay is also the starting point for trips to Lahugala National Park & Yala East National Park.
The Tropical Beaches
Tropical beaches: Among the finest in the world, Unawatuna Bay Beach (in the top ten beaches of the world), Bentota Bay Beach Resort (prime beach resort in the island), Tangalla Bay Beach, Mirissa Bay Beach, Weligama Bay Beach & Negombo Beach
Galle – South Coast, Sri Lanka (A World Heritage Site)
Galle, 116 km (74miles) located at southwest corner of the island is the largest town in the region. Standing on a peninsula with a naturally sheltered anchorage on the east side, Galle has both a fine harbour & excellent natural defences. The old town, or Fort, occupies most of a south-pointing promontory.
Beautiful Beaches of Sri Lanka: Bentota Beach
Beach, Lagoon & River- Swimming, Diving, Snorkeling trips, Waterskiing, Jet skiing, Windsurfing, Deep sea fishing, Canoeing & River cruises. Sri Lanka, 64 km down from Colombo, is the second tourist resort following Beruwala Bay Beach, 55 km down from Colombo by the same highway, . The Bentota lagoon is the last section of the broad River Bentota, a popular spot for boat safaris. Turtle hatcheries :At the north end of Bentota beach is one of the turtle hatcheries set up to protect turtle eggs till they hatch
Best beaches of the world: Unawatuna Bay Beach, Sri Lanka
Unawatuna bay Beach -Safe Swimming, Surfing, Snorkeling, Diving Wreck Diving, (year-round), Corals, It is a small (1km), wide & intimate semi circular bay with its picturesque sweep of golden, pristine beach. The entire stretch of beach is well sheltered by a sweep of palm-fringed land right behind it. And well protected too: the beach enclosed by double reef breaks down the impact of the waves of Indian Ocean to make it ideal for safe swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving & even for you to learn surfing.
The stretch of coast from Dalawela to Talpe is home to one of Sri Lanka’s unique & emblematic beach sights, stilt fisherman.
Negombo beach & lagoon, 6 km away from Bandaranaike International Airport.
37km (23 miles) north of Colombo city, Negombo is the closest beach resort to Bandaranaike International Airport. Ruined Dutch Fort & Dutch Canal, lagoon of prawns & lobsters into a long emerald bay of coconut trees. Concealed within the vast coconut groves are the airport & the luxurious hotels of the fine beaches of Negombo. Time is ripe for sea food.
Long trips can be made to the stretches of reef for snorkeling; trips around the Negombo lagoon; & up the Maha Oya river & the Dutch canal, where we would enjoy the birdlife. Even if those trips wouldn’t do, we can sail with a fleet of deep sea fishing & sail-by-stars-night-fishing trips.