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4 Most Beautiful Beaches in Sri Lanka - Revel in Serenity!

Sri Lanka is a paradise island of beautiful beaches and tropical goodness galore. Let's look at some of the best beaches to visit when you travel here.


Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa or Hikka as referred to by most locals is well known by most tourists for its amazing uniformity with its sunny side. Whether you're on the lookout for sea boat rides, scuba diving, snorkelling by the reef, sunbathing or even surfing, the amazing coastal waters of this amazing place is one of the best locations to enjoy the complete package of the sea, sand, sun and blissful fun. You'll find all the swim gear you need, readily available for rent without hassle as the Hikkaduwa town is a simple walk away from the beach. Most shops in Hikkaduwa have catered to tourists for many years and have a thorough understanding of your needs and wants away from home. Almost all visitors highly recommend the area, especially for its affordable and delicious offering of seafood at any of its nearby restaurants or even the readymade garments for sale. While travelling here may have taken hours in the past, today it can be easily reached under an hour and a half through the Southern Expressway from Colombo. The ideal time to visit Hikkaduwa would be between November and April, with January and March being highly recommended.


Arugam Bay Beach

The Arugam Bay Beach is a staple for anyone who's interested in surfing. This world famous spot brings in surfers from all around who call this area home during the season between April and October. If you're an advanced surfer, Arugam Bay Point comes highly recommended and can be located right at the tip of the bay. This area is known for its tall waves that rise to an impressive five to ten metres depending on oceanic conditions and the swell. Arugam Bay Point has thus become a haven for most experienced surfers. The bay of Arugam Bay is layered with small cosy hotels. At one area of the beach, you'll find plenty of fishing boats as fishing is the livelihood of most locals in the coastal area, this, however, does not disturb the surfers in any form.


Bentota Beach

Bentota Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka among all locals and tourists. It is equipped with a whole array of activities for practically all sea goers looking forwards for a great time. The area is also full of amazing luxury places of accommodation. Bentota Beach is a haven for anyone seeking calmer oceans, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, deep sea fishing, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing or even windsurfing. Bentota comes highly recommended for its safe swimming conditions as well as its range of excursions and is best visited between November and April. If you're looking for an amazing Bentota resort, you'll find many in the area such as AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa for instance.


Tangalle Beach

Tangalle is another great beach hidden deep in the southern coast of Sri Lanka. You'll find dark blue water with pristine sandy shores to relax upon. Relaxing stays are the best reason to visit the beach, with the perfect seasons being between November and April.