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9 Things to do in Mirissa - Exploring the best of the South coast

Sri Lanka's South Coast is filled with many a beach. From them, Mirissa is known to be picturesque and filled with fun. Here are 9 things you must do to experience the best of Mirissa.


Doctor's House

If you are looking for a place to wind down with good music and beach vibes, the Doctor's house is the place for you. There are beach parties happening here every night. This is only 15 minutes away from Mirissa. They have the perfect combination of good food, live music, and drinks with a laid-back vibe.


Secret Beach Mirissa

The Secret beach is indeed, a secret one. You can't reach it by a vehicle and the location of the beach is hard to spot. You will have to walk for some 10 minutes to get to the beach. There are a small bar and a shop on the beach and that is about it. This is the perfect place to have a relaxing evening with your friends.


Parrot Rock

When you climb the Parrot Rock, you can see most of Mirissa. You have to walk into the sea for a bit to get to Parrot Rock but if there are high tides rough waters, it is not wise to visit the Parrot Rock.


Coconut Trees Spot

You find this spot after a 15-minute walk from the Mirissa Beach. This is one of the best places to watch the sunset. A walk through the water will get you here or you can come here after having a warm cup of Ceylon tea from one of the small restaurants nearby.


Whale Watching

Through November, till March, it is whale watching season in Mirissa. You will be taken to the Indian Ocean early at dusk. Keep your binoculars locked and loaded because you will never know when these magnificent creatures will make an appearance.


Visit Unawatuna or Galle Fort

Unawatuna is another beautiful beach in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka and it is some 20 minutes away from Mirissa. This is a haven for surfers and beach lovers. The Galle fort is a culturally rich destination that is recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.



The Mirissa beach is a surfers' paradise. The beach is not crowded so you have ample space to move around. The best time to surf here is from October till March.


The Mirissa Beach

Chilling at Mirissa Beach is one of the best things you can do when you are here. Take your beach towel and your favourite read with you and help yourself to a little beach therapy. There are many restaurants along the beach strip as well as hotels. Book yourself an apartment in the beachfront the likes of Elysian Realty Mirissa and wake up to the sound of the waves in the morning.


Explore the food

In Mirissa, things to do are always abundant. Visit some of the quirky restaurants to taste the best food in Mirissa. Some of the common dishes you will find are coconut rotis, kottu and seafood fried rice. These are food you must taste when you are in Sri Lanka.

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