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Top 5 Beaches to Visit in Sri Lanka – Entrancing Destinations for the Leisure Lover

The island nation of Sri Lanka features a host of outstanding beaches that will appeal to the discerning holidaymaker. These splendid beaches will be great places to spend quality leisure time in this country.

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Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa beach will be a great destination for those who desire a laidback enjoyable beach experience. At this beach you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of fun activities including boat rides, sunbathing, snorkelling, scuba diving and perhaps surfing. If you need to rent or buy swimming gear or require any other necessities you will probably be able to find what you seek at Hikkaduwa town which is located in proximity to the beach. Near Hikkaduwa beach, you will also find restaurants serving up reasonably priced seafood as well as shops offering attractive leisure garments. Hikkaduwa beach is undoubtedly one of Sri Lanka's best known and popular beaches.

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Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach

The well-reputed Unawatuna beach attracts a host of both foreign and local visitors drawn by its many attractions. This beach is popular with both visitors who have a profound knowledge of Sri Lanka as well as first-time travellers to the island nation. In the environs of Unawatuna beach, you will find an array of appealing restaurants, resorts and modest kiosks offering merchandise like fashion apparel and seafood treats. In addition to having the usual beach attributes of attractive sea, sun and sand, this beach is also a good place to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea waters or perhaps engage in some exciting water sports with your partner or family.

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Nilaveli Beach

Nilaveli Beach

The splendid Nilaveli beach has acquired a reputation to be one of Sri Lanka's finest beaches and an outstanding locality for snorkelling. At this entrancing beach, you will see the gleaming turquoise ocean waters lapping on soft sands amidst idyllic surroundings, creating a lovely environment for the leisure seeker. In the environs of this beach, you will also have the opportunity to indulge in enjoyable activities like scuba diving and snorkelling in addition to just relaxing amidst the tranquil and relaxed atmosphere. Visitors will also have the chance to visit Pigeon Island, an interesting attraction in its own right featuring an appealing coral reef.

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Passekudah Bay and Kalkudah Beach

Passekudah Bay and Kalkudah Beach

The pristine beaches of Passekudah and Kalkudah are sure to appeal to the tasteful traveller. The beaches of this area which is situated on Sri Lanka's East Coast are unspoilt and the tranquil waters are a pleasant sight for the leisure seeker. In fact, the shores of both Passekudah, as well as Kalkudah, are protected by a reef and therefore you will find that the waves of the ocean are relatively calm in these beaches. If you are awake at the time of dawn on these beaches you will have the opportunity to see the boats of the local fishermen as they return from their daily fishing expeditions. When it comes to Sri Lanka tours that will take you to such beaches on the East Coast, a tour specialist to consider would be Connaissance de Ceylan.

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Negombo Beach

Negombo Beach

Another outstanding beach in Sri Lanka that will appeal to sea and sun lovers is the attractive Negombo beach. Negombo beach is a pleasant place to spend leisure time, being an ideal locality for a relaxed stroll along the sands or admiring the spectacular local sunsets. You will find an array of restaurants in proximity to the beach; an additional attraction would be the live bands which regularly perform in the environs of Negombo beach. You will also have the opportunity to engage in water sports such as kite surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing in Negombo.