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List of Best Beach in Sri Lanka - The Top 7

Sri Lanka is well known around the world as the perfect destination for beach vacations. With a reputation like that, you can expect some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Here is a list of the ones you ought to check out.


Hikkaduwa beach

This beach is a popular spot among locals and tourists alike. Be it going on glass-bottom boat rides, sunbathing, snorkelling, scuba-diving and other activities, you can find this beach well equipped to give you the best possible experience. It is no surprise why this place has become popular.


Marawila Beach

If you are looking for the perfect beach sanctuary, with sun-kissed white sand beaches and turquoise coloured oceans, you must head over to Marawila. This is where you can escape the crowds and the tourists and have a relaxing vacation. If you are looking for a beach hotel in Sri Lanka in this region, you can check out properties like Amagi Beach.


Unawatuna Beach

This is another beach that attracts both foreigners and locals who would love to have the ultimate beach vacation. This place is well-known all around the island and there are many restaurants, hotels and resorts dotted along the coastline. This beach is a standout feature compared to all the other beaches in the southern coastline.


Nilaveli Beach

The surrounding turquoise waters are an absolute treat for the eyes. The rhythmic rise and fall of the waves in a timely fashion bring peace and harmony to one's mind and body. This place is the ultimate paradise for beach lovers. You can also take a short boat excursion to Pigeon Island too. You will not be disappointed with what this beach has to offer.


Passekudah Bay

This beach is located in the eastern province of the country and visiting it is considered a must. This is one of the perfect spots in the country for swimming and sea bathing. You can even swim 200 m away from the shoreline and feel safe. If you can get up early in the morning and head out to the beach, you will see fisherman coming back to the shore after some night-time fishing activities. You can also head to the Kalkudah beach for windsurfing and surfing during September.


Arugam Bay Beach

This beach is very popular among surfers and attracts these enthusiasts from all across the world. The best times to surf on this beach is between April and October. This is one of the best beaches for professional surfers. They will have the time of their life.


Negombo Beach

Most tourists often head out on the Negombo first as it is the closest town to the airport. There are glorious sunsets, brilliant beach walks, entertaining live bands, and restaurants peppered across the ocean side strip. There are plenty of water-sports offered too including snorkelling, kite surfing, scuba diving, fishing and the likes. Make sure to spend one or two nights here before you head out to explore the rest of the country.