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5 of Sri Lanka's Best Beaches

Dreaming of blazing sunny days and blue skies as you walk down a bed of soft golden sands with sea water lapping at your feet? Get your dose of sun, sand, and sea when you’re in Sri Lanka and make sure to visit these beaches! You can either venture by yourself and discover these beaches or let a tour agency like Esna Holidays do all the planning for your beach-cation!

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Weligama

Weligama

Surfing enthusiasts; especially beginners head to the sunny coast of Weligama to try their hand at surfing the blue waves. With surf schools dotted around the bay, you have plenty of options to choose from. However, reputed hotels in the vicinity have partnered with established surf schools like Borderlands Adventure Centre that offer their expert services in surfing, scuba diving, sea kayaking and more.

Best for – Beginner surfing
Best season – January – March
Recommended accommodationCape Weligama

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay

A popular surfing destination that attracts locals and tourists alike, Arugam Bay is located on the east coast of the island. Best known for its massive waves, Arugam Bay is ideal for surfers of all skill levels, be it, beginner, intermediate or expert.

Best for – Surfing, all levels
Best season – May – September
*Recommended accommodation *Jetwing Surf

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Negombo

Negombo

Located in proximity to the airport, Negombo is the go-to beach for those looking to relax and watch a glorious island sunset. Negombo beach dotted with fishing boats, hotels and plenty of visitors is one of the most popular beaches.

Best for – Proximity to the airport
Best season – November - April & May - October
Recommended accommodationClub Hotel Dolphin

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Balapitiya

Balapitiya

Step away from the crowded beaches and unwind in tranquillity on a serene stretch of beach in Balapitiya. A budding beach destination for 2019, add this to your beach-hopping list when you’re travelling around the southern coast of the island.

Best for – Unwind & Relaxing
Best season – January – March
Recommended accommodationKumu Beach

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Talpe

Talpe

A nearby reef creates a natural pool, making the perfect sea pool for you to relax and enjoy the refreshing waves, while basking under the warmth of an island sun. With upcoming residential apartments like Serenia Residences, you can step out of your own apartment and onto the golden sandy beach.