Best Beaches in Sri Lanka – An Island of Coastal Beauty

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka is a great holiday destination. The Island has got shores of golden sand and surrounded by beautiful blue waters and palm trees by the beach. Here are some of the most popular beaches in the country;


Travelling towards the southern coast, the beaches of Hikkaduwa are best known for snorkelling. It is also the second-best beach for surfing in the country. The location may be a bit far off from Colombo, however, the southern expressway facilitates a quick drive. If you happen to visit, an attraction that you simply can’t miss is the coral sanctuary, get a view from a ride in the glass bottom boat or if you prefer, just jump in to admire it!

With its fantastic beaches that rim the coastline, Bentota is a popular honeymoon destination with tourists. Taking accommodation into consideration, why not try out a Bentota Resort? There are many budget hotels as well as luxury hotels such as AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa for a relaxing stay away from the city life.


Experience Sri Lanka as it was back in the time of British reign, take in the magnificent Galle Fort that is now protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Enjoy the tropical weather and the sweet-smelling street food as your walkabout exploring the Fort.


This is definitely a hot destination on the map when it comes to beaches. Mirissa is known not only for its beautiful beaches but watersports and its small coral reef. It is the main destination for whale and dolphin watching. The best months in which to visit Mirissa is from December to March or August to October. If you are lucky you might even catch a flash of the tiny turtle hatchlings going to sea!

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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