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Must Visit Beaches in Down South Sri Lanka – Get your much needed dose of sun and sand!

Golden sandy beaches and warm waters can only mean that you've found yourself in the sunny island of Sri Lanka! Make sure you visit these beaches in the south of Sri Lanka.

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Hikkaduwa

Known for its rave worthy beach parties that attract party goers from all around the little island and the rest of the world, Hikkaduwa is a great beach to head to. The surrounding reefs around the beach provide a great place for snorkelling. With plenty of marine life thriving within the waters of Hikkaduwa, you'll be able to snorkel and spot various fish species. Sometimes, if you're lucky enough, maybe even see a sea turtle or two. The Hikkaduwa beach is also known to be ideal for surfing and attracts large crowds of surfing enthusiasts during the peak season.

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Mirissa

The beaches of Mirissa are your ideal spot for sunny beach days, where you can simply lay on the sand all day while taking in the magnificent beauty of the big blue ocean. The waters of Maldives are inhabited with a variety of marine life, and one of the most popular things to do here is whale and dolphin watching. With plenty of tour companies planning whale watching tours, you'll be able to find one that will give you a great chance to see the magnificent creatures, from blue whales, bryde whales, spinner dolphins and so much more.

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Unawatuna

With much calmer waters than most of the other beaches in the south of Sri Lanka, Unawatuna beach is known for calm shallow waters that are great for swimming and simply relaxing, without worrying about the towering waves! Some parts of Unawatuna have bits of coral reefs that are slowly beginning to thrive and grow, following their destruction by the 2004 tsunami. In Unawatuna, hotel options are quite abundant, with properties such as CoCo Bay Unawatuna becoming seemingly quite popular with tourists.

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Dalawella

Dalawella beach, not quite as common as the other beaches mentioned above, and with good reason! The beach here is a combination of soft sandy beaches with pool like water, and the other side with a blanket of coral covering the golden sands and the shores which are quite hard to swim in. Walk around and explore and you'll find the perfect stretch of beach that to spend the rest of your day.

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Bentota

Bentota beach is popular for being a destination for water activities. With the lagoon located nearby, there are many water sport providers that offer sports like jet skiing, banana boats, waterskiing, wind surfing and so much more, that will add thrill, excitement and adventure to your holiday on the sunny island of Sri Lanka. Some of the water activity organizers even plan a river boat safari where visitors can explore the thick mangrove forests and keep an eye out for the diverse range of wildlife that can be found here such as water monitors, kingfishers and crocodiles to name a few.