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5 Top-Rated Beaches in Sri Lanka – Enjoy your beachside vacation!

When it comes to Sri Lanka, there is no traveller who can resist the allure of the sandy shores that line the coast of the island. From the cities to the villages, there is always a beach to be found in close vicinity. Take the time to unwind and relax on the golden shores of Sri Lanka.


Walk along the Nilaveli Beach

Located towards the Northern region of the country, the Nilaveli Beach is a stunning stretch of sandy shoreline that is also a hub for fishermen. The beach can be found just a 30-minute drive from the city of Trincomalee and is a popular draw for both local as well as foreign tourists. Many people will tend to visit this part of the country to get a deeper understanding of the Tamil culture that is present here.
If there Nilaveli beach is not enough to meet your needs, then the best thing to do would be to head towards the Pigeon Island that is located off the coast. With a stunning array of coral reefs to be explored as well as some peace and quiet, there is no better way to experience the beauty Sri Lanka has to offer.


Experiencing Kalkudah

This beach is located right on the bay and is surrounded by Pasikuda beach hotels making this a well-known attraction in the area for travellers. Whether you are staying at the Amethyst Resort Passikudah or in one of the smaller accommodations in the area, the beach will remain a constant companion during your stay. Take the time to settle into the bright white sands or simply relax under the shade of the trees lining the coast. There is nothing quite like cracking open a beer and enjoying a sunset on the beach!


Arugam Bay

When it comes to beaches in Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is undoubtedly one of the most popular places to be. With a stunning ocean with blue waters as well as some of the best waves on the island for the surfers out there, this beach is very much an international destination.
The vast amount of popularity it has gained over time has ensured that its infrastructure has been able to match the needs of travellers and is enjoyed by local travellers, surfers and digital nomads alike.


Visiting Mirissa

It is nigh impossible to visit Sri Lanka without Mirissa being mentioned as a must-visit destination. This part of the island is home to the largest fishing port on the south coast and is well known for its beauty. Another convenient aspect of this beach is that it is also relatively close to Colombo as well. This is the place to be if you want to find some solitude or even enjoy some whale watching while you are at it.


The beauty of Unawatuna

Located in the historic colonial town of Galle, this is a true beach paradise. The area is well known for its vast coral reefs just offshore and is also a destination that is filled with new dining locations set up to meet the needs of the significant foreign traffic it receives.

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