The deep seaport of Trincomalee is shrouded in mythical Hindu charm and is rich in its history and culture. Its beaches are some of the finest and less visited beaches in the whole of the island – take your pick of any of the following and you won’t notice the days go by here!
Where to Stay
This part of the east coast has plenty of great accommodation options, ideally, you’ll want to base yourself here a minimum of two nights and much more to take in the best beaches and resorts in Trincomalee. From budget guesthouses to homestays and hotels like Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, for example, almost all of them offers you good access to the area’s diverse coastal activities.
Nilaveli or Trincomalee Beach
Nilaveli Beach is a popular beach for divers and for those looking to take in a whale and dolphin watching trip, its shore lined with fishing boats which can be seen in the early hours of the morning.
Less known and thus less visited, Mable Beach is one of the most pristine beaches in the east coast. Its main attraction is the calm waters which in season are flat and make for easy swimming.
Uppuveli is something straight out of a postcard, and it offers easier access to Pigeon Island for hours of snorkelling.