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List of Beaches in Sri Lanka – Golden Oases of Bliss

Tropical Sri Lanka framed by some of the best beaches in Asia, offers one variety from rugged boulder-strewn coasts to sandy havens; the palm fringed beaches are stunning no matter the location.


Modern Haven of Bliss, the Mount Lavinia Beach

Although the island nation has many fine beaches, this article will only list a few of the more popular oases. Take Mount Lavinia for instance, a suburb in the cosmopolitan hub of Colombo, the commercial capital, this beach is right smack in the city, yet capable of offering one all the charms of a laid back beach holiday. One of Colombo's most popular beaches, this is a large sandy expanse, framed by all manner of seaside restaurants. The best place to head to for an early morning jog and swim, the place is ideal for an evening of fresh seafood, entertainment and beach vibes, Mount Lavinia is the quintessential beach destination for the modern tourist.


Kalutara Beach for Sun, Fun and Culture

Think of long lazy days, sitting under sunny skies, the ocean lapping at the golden sand and coconut palms sheltering you from the heat. This is what Kalutara Beach has to offer. The place is a mix of beach, river and culture. You can explore the ancient temple and indulge in river safaris when you are not enjoying the beach. Villas in Sri Lanka are extremely popular and Kalutara is ideal for finding your home away from home. Look around and you will find traditional bungalows or a gedera, which has been given a modern touch for the cosmopolitan tourist to recline in comfort while enjoying traditional Sri Lankan hospitality. Similar to VC Villas & Resorts, there are many chains with an impressive portfolio of Sri Lanka villas to choose from.


Sleepy Haven on the West Coast, Negombo Beach

The closest beach resort town to the International Airport, Negombo is a sleepy fishing village, home to a very modern and bustling city centre. The beaches, however, are verdant sanctuaries of huge sandy embankments. Located off winding tree-lined verdant village roads; these beaches are ideal escapes, while lures of snorkelling, diving and sailing are on the cards.


Fun, Hip Bentota Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka, it is a party central and crowded precinct with loads of sun worshipers and water sports enthusiasts, out to have fun in the sun. Bentota Beach is large and long, shaded by palm trees, the beach is always a hive of activity. There too one is able to take on river safaris, and explore the charming villages, for time away from the beach.


Pasikuda Beach and the Eastern Coast Trail

Pasikuda is a star on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka, a pristine stretch of beach, punctuated with boulders and cosy coves; Pasikuda is framed by a verdant reef, tipped to be one of the best in the world. Hence, plenty of snorkelling and scuba diving is promised around this very picturesque beach. You will find that driving out to Batticaloa and Trincomalee beaches from here, will be more than rewarding. Look forward to exploring lagoons of immense beauty in Batticaloa and setting off on whale and dolphin watching safaris from Trincomalee.

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