Hiriketiya beach Sri Lanka – Nature that resembles art

Despite not being as famous as some of the other beaches in Sri Lanka, Hiriketiya beach has quickly become a favourite among certain tourists. The beauty that surrounds this beach, it’s almost hidden location and the adventurous waters are a few reasons it is loved by many!


Where is Hiriketiya?

Hiriketiya is located close to Matara, a city that lies on the southern coast of the southern province in Sri Lanka, roughly 160 kilometres from the capital, Colombo. About an hour from Matara, or a 13-minute drive from Soul Resorts Sri Lanka, this slice of paradise isn’t too difficult to find despite no signs or boards having been hung up yet. You can even make an adventure out of finding this beach!

Why Hiriketiya?

There are endless things to do in Matara, but if you’re looking to get away from mainstream tourism and try something new, then dropping by Hiriketiya is a must. The relaxing atmosphere together with the lush green surroundings makes this picturesque beach all the better.

What can I do in and around Hiriketiya?

You’re in luck if you’re looking for a place to chill, as foreigners have relocated in Hiriketiya and opened a couple of restaurants, cafes, and hotels. Due to this, the experience in Hiriketiya is bound to be unlike any other, as there is a perfect blend of local and western culture. Laze around on the beach, surf, swim and explore. If you’re willing to travel a little more, the nearby city of Matara has enough attractions for you to witness.



Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+

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