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14 Beaches of Sri Lanka – Virtual Trip to a Distinct & Continental Land

Updated on July 12, 2017

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island, situated in the south of Indian subcontinent, and at the verge of Indian Ocean. Sprawled across more than 65 thousand square kilometers, the country is incredibly awesome. Ancient monuments, mesmerizing beaches, lush green forests, varieties of flora & fauna,, delicious dishes and a lot more things are there to please the tourists. Palm trees and always-happening weather adds charm to Sri Lanka’s amusiness.

In cases, you are intrigued by the awesomeness of Sri Lankan beaches – here’s the complete details about them. Before visiting to the country, have a look at all the beaches you must visit:


The city is known as the golden-mile of beaches due to the number of beaches it comprises. This popular tourist attraction is located 12 km away from Colombo and is considered a home to middle class citizens. Most occupied by residential houses, this suburb is surely going to intrigue you with its beauty.

The Sri Lankan city of Kalutara has beautifully lined palm trees, decorating its beach areas. Awesome tropical climate, great historic significance and world’s only hollow Buddhist shrine increases the importance of this beach city.

This wide beach is a perfect surfing destination and a great fishing area, loved by tourists for its scenic beauty.

To stay near these two beaches, you will find many luxurious hotels, due to the place being busy tourist spots.

This modest beach town is counted in the best sand beaches of the world. Situated at a distance of just 7km from Bandaranaike international airport, it is an easy-to-reach location for the tourists. The capital city of Colombo is approximately 37 km away for this beach. A calm sea, best fishing regions and its location at Negombo lagoon makes the beach a good place to visit in Sri Lanka.

Beruwala is famous for its big fishing center and south western coastal belt, consisting of fist ever beach resort of the area. It is present in the south of Colombo, 55km away from it. Bandaranaike International Airport is at a distance of 92 km. so, you can reach the beach areas of Beruwala within a few hours.

The city comprises of rural parts, dominating its total area. Divinely planted coconut trees looks awesome while the pure environment attracts the tourists to visit this place.

Koggala renowned surfing destination and a major tourist attraction of Sri Lanka. Being a small village, the rural area dominates over the urban buildings.

Spread over one-kilometer radius, this beach is in semi-circular shape. The beach is well-known for the sea turtle vegetation, which is easily observable from the place.

If fishing is your hobby, you must visit this small village. Located in the East of Galle, the place is peaceful and fantastic.

Situated in Matara, the beach is very quite and hence, the best area for swimming. So, tourists like to spend their time at this beach, to fetch some minutes of calmness.

Located in Mannar, this beach is the part of Northern Province in Sri Lanka. It is significantly famous for fishing activities but overly crowded.

Kilaaly Beach, also known as Kilali Beach, is located in the Jaffna District of the Northern Province. Deserted beach and this type of region would be very interesting to move on.

This deep-water port has various beaches, present in the proximity. Nilaveli and Uppuveli are the most beaches of all. The nearby off-shore Pigeon Island is another tourist spot to visit. Popular for its 7 hot springs and whale-watching regions, you will be surely find it a great to visit place.

Sri Lanka is full of beautiful beaches and panoramic destinations. Visiting the country will leave you mesmerized for whole your life, giving many sweet memories to think about. So, when are you heading towards this beach-filled land?


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      Finn Liam Cooper 

      17 months ago from Los Angeles

      Well i would like to head there now. Great pictures and descriptions of some nice waterscapes. I had always been curious about the former Ceylon. Arthur C Clarke - one of my favorite writers when I was younger - made his home there.


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