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Best Beaches to Visit in Sri Lanka – Delights for the Leisure Seeker

The lovely island nation of Sri Lanka is renowned for its splendid beaches. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the appealing sun, sea and sand at these beaches, including those listed below.


Bentota Beach

The well-known Bentota beach is sure to capture the interest of the discerning leisure seeker. This beach offers unsullied beauty and golden sands for the visitor as you might expect in one of Sri Lanka's renowned beaches. Bentota beach is a great place at which to relax and unwind as you will see that it is usually a quiet place without containing too many tourists. Bentota is also famous for being one of the foremost locations in the island for water sports; here you will have the opportunity to indulge in a variety of water activities including jet skiing, speed boating, windsurfing, boogie boarding, kite surfing, waterskiing and banana boating.


Tangalle Beach

The attractive Tangalle beach which is located at the very south of Sri Lanka will be an attractive locality for leisure seekers who look for beautiful surroundings without too many fellow tourists. Many visitors are attracted to the beaches of Tangalle due to their soft sands, picturesque sapphire waters and pleasant ambience. If you wish to take a dip in the waters for a sea bath you should head over to the attractive bays situated to the west of the town; on the other hand, if you only desire some relaxed sunbathing head to the eastern parts of the locality where you will find pleasant warm beaches.


Mirissa Beach

Mirissa is a popular beach resort in Sri Lanka and is regarded as being a favourite by many regular visitors to the island. Mirissa will be a great place to spend quality time with your loved one or family whilst sipping a fresh coconut. Overall Mirissa may be regarded as being a beach location for laidback leisure rather than energetic activity. However, Mirissa is also well-known as a popular destination for whale and dolphin watching trips which you can arrange in this area. Mirissa has acquired renown for the numerous giant blue whales that can be spotted in the waters near the locality.


Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay beach is another popular beach in Sri Lanka which is regarded as being one of the island's finest. Arugam Bay is a picturesque extent of soft sands that is sure to captivate the leisure seeker. It has also acquired a firm reputation as an outstanding location for surfers, featuring excellent conditions for the sport. Experienced surfers will be in their element at Arugam Bay Point, which is considered to be a challenging but rewarding location for the activity. The area also has many other features of interest, including mangrove swamps filled with crocodiles and national parks with many elephants. For holidays in Sri Lanka, that includes visits to such coastal getaways, consider beach tours offered by travel specialists such as Aitken Spence Travels.


Uppuveli Beach

If you desire a pristine, idyllic beach that has been spared the hand of modernity and development, make it a point to check out the appealing Uppuveli beach. This part of Sri Lanka was in fact out of bounds to tourists until recently due to its proximity to the war zone in the nation's now ended civil conflict. For this reason, this part of the island has so far evaded the encroachment of the tourist industry. A splendid attraction in the area is the lovely Pigeon Island which features remarkable coral gardens. This islet is situated in the vicinity of the neighbouring Nilaveli beach, a stretch of sands that is also an outstanding beach.

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