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05 Unique East Coast Beaches In Sri Lanka – Still Virgin Territory!

The east coast of Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful. Gorgeous white sand beaches and emerald seas greet you there. The environs are clean and uncluttered with resorts. You can swim and explore the verdant reefs. Here are the most unique east coast beaches in Sri Lanka.


Heavenly Kalkudah Beach

Kalkudah is the type of beach that defines the island as a paradise oasis. Soft sun bleached white sand beaches frame the glistening Indian Ocean, as palms sway lazily in the breeze. The sea surrounding this beach is protected by a reef. The waters are very shallow allowing you to wade far out into the ocean. This is the ideal spot to practise being a happy beach bum.


Pasikudah Beach Which You Will Never Want To Leave

The gem of the east coach, Pasikudah Beach frames a crescent shaped bay. The place is a playground for sun worshipers and still remains unspoilt. The most popular east coast tourist resort, Pasikudah is home to some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka. This beach is popular across the world as having one of the longest off-shore reefs, allowing one to wade far out into the ocean. The current is very mild here and snorkelling is one of the most popular activities, with the verdant reef harbouring a myriad of sea life. The accommodation options there are of star class with many chains like Aitken Spence Hotels in Sri Lanka offering quality stays.


Nilaveli Where Time Stands Still

Nilaveli Beach is located 16kms from the town of Trincomalee; home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. One of the longest sandy stretches, framed by swaying palm trees await you there. The beach is a gorgeous azure blue. Dine on crabs and other fresh seafood there. And make plans to visit Pigeon Island. An off-shore island a few minutes from Nilaveli which is a UNESCO Heritage Site and popular amongst snorkellers.


Surfs Up In Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is one of the worlds most popular surf destinations and has held numerous international surfing competitions. The unspoilt surroundings are a treat to explore. While the beach is home to hidden coves and lovely private little nooks to help you unwind, undisturbed. For the serious surfer, Arugam Bay is amongst the world's top 10 surf spots. The best points are Whiskey Point, Main Point, Elephant Rock and Peanut Farm. You can look forward to lagoon safaris too.


The Stunning Marble Beach

The name does justice to this beautiful stretch of beach. The calm sea certainly does resemble a marbled surface and is one of the most relaxing spots on the island. The name, however, is attributed to the way the golden beach glistens under the rays of the sun, and you won't find a cleaner spot. The beach is maintained by the Sri Lanka Air Force and is situated close to the famous Kinniya Bridge; which happens to be the longest on the island. Nature lovers, don't forget to hike to the top of Diamond Hill, for expansive views of the Trincomalee Harbour, ranked amongst the top 5 most beautiful natural harbours in the world.

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