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Top Beaches in Sri Lanka – Relax Amidst the Sun, Sand and Surf

The beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka is noted for its natural attractions. Amongst these are a host of outstanding beaches including those at Unawatuna, Mirissa, Dickwella, Negombo and Bentota.



The appealing Unawatuna beach would be an excellent choice at which to commence your exploration of Sri Lanka's beaches. Considered to rank amongst the finest in the country, Unawatuna boasts pleasing golden sands and tranquil shimmering waters. This beach will be a great choice for sunbathing or engaging in water activities like snorkelling and scuba diving further afield. You may also have the opportunity to view a magnificent whale shark here. Visitors may even have the chance to observe turtles nesting at this beach. You can also enjoy an Ayurvedic massage and other spa treatments in the environs of this beach.



If you have an interest in marine mammals, make it a point to visit Mirissa beach. If you visit this locality you will have the opportunity to undertake a whale or dolphin watching excursion that will take you to the spots where these fascinating creatures may be seen. In fact, numerous visitors from across the globe come to Mirissa with the objective of observing whales and dolphins. However, the attractions of this beach do not end there. You will be able to take a dip in the waters, go fishing or explore the nearby coral reefs too.



The attractive Dickwella beach is very popular amongst honeymooners who arrive here seeking romance and intimacy. This beach offers a tranquil environment and pleasant scenery that will appeal to the discerning visitor. If you are interested in the local culture, take the opportunity to visit the local lace centre and gain an insight into the engrossing activity of lace making. You will also be able to enjoy some delectable food in the environs of Dickwella beach, with vegetarian curries and seafood pasta being some of the popular highlights.



Negombo is home to another of Sri Lanka's renowned beaches and will appeal to the visitor who desires tranquillity and relaxation. You will see that the town of Negombo displays some interesting remnants of Dutch colonial-era architecture that will draw the attention of the culture lover. Other than relaxing on the beach, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy some other experiences on your visit to Negombo. You will be able to undertake a cycling excursion through the town, visit coral reefs on a boat, and even try some kitesurfing.



The attractive Bentota beach is sure to capture the imagination of the visitor. You are likely to find that this beach is comparatively uncrowded, making it a wonderful place for those who desire a respite from the stresses and strains of the urban environment. It will also be possible to engage in water activities like canoeing and waterskiing here. Another attraction would be the chance to undertake a river safari which will make it possible for you to observe the local flora and fauna. An accommodation choice to consider where you can make a Sri Lanka hotel booking would be the conveniently located Avani Hotels & Resorts which has a property beside Bentota beach itself.


Arugam Bay

The distinctive Arugam Bay beach is well-known as an outstanding setting for surfing. In fact, this locality is considered to rank amongst the world's finest surfing locations. Arugam Bay's clear gleaming waters are also regarded as being a wonderful environment for undersea photography and fishing. You will also be able to join a tour of the Pottuvil lagoon which will undoubtedly be an interesting experience. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a relaxed stroll to the nearby Elephant Rock.

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