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Updated by Joanna James on Sep 13, 2018
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Places to Visit in West Coast – Exploring the Most Exciting Region in Sri Lanka

The West Coast of Sri Lanka comprises of all the regions that lie on the Western strip of the country. An exciting stretch of the island, the West Coast has plenty of fun lined up in store.


The Beaches

The Beaches

The Western Coast of Sri Lanka flaunts some of the finest beaches in the island. Pristine and highly popular these beaches have a myriad of exciting activities that one can indulge in. Take the beach in Kalpitiya for instance. In addition to boasting a spectacular lagoon, the beach is also very popularly known for whale watching. In the same manner, the more south you go the more wonders there is in store. Located in close proximity to the Bandaranaike International Airport, the Negombo Beach is known for its perfect gold sands and azure ocean waters providing the perfect backdrop for some fun in the sun, sand and surf. Since it is the West Coast you can also look forward to some truly spectacular sunsets. One of the best West Coast destinations for busy traveller’s visiting Sri Lanka is Colombo which also has some great beaches such as Galle Face. You also get the ever popular Mount Lavinia Beach which is well worth a visit though it can get crowded in the weekends.


Muthurajawela Marsh

Muthurajawela Marsh

Nature presents itself in one of the most tranquil manners in the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. In addition to the wonders you can witness at the beaches, the West Coast of Sri Lanka is home to the Muthurajawela Marsh where an array of interesting species can be found. This wetland is literally translated as ‘Supreme Field of Pearls’ and lives up to this name in every way. It is the perfect place for a nature tour and some bird watching too.


Seafood Restaurants

Seafood Restaurants

There is no better place for seafood than the West Coast of Sri Lanka. Seafood here is fresh and is cooked in such style that they always leave you craving for more. Lined with some of the most popular hotspots in the country, it comes as no surprise that the restaurants here range from high end to budget options. Be it Negombo, Colombo or anywhere in the South you have an ample choice of seafood restaurants where you can tantalize your taste-buds in style. Cinnamon Air is one air taxi Sri Lanka has to offer that can take you to many destinations around the coast including Colombo where you can savour some delectable seafood!

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