The teardrop island boasting an overwhelming 1,340-kilometre coastline, Sri Lanka is nirvana for beach lovers. With countless beaches encompassing the tiny island nation, this is the place to be to get that long-awaited dose of vitamin ‘sea’.
The crescent-shaped, golden sandy beach of Arugam Bay is highly popular among surfers around the world, thanks to its famed point break. While Arugam Bay is adrenaline-pumping surfers’ favourite, the place features a mellow ambience that affords you some relaxing beach time.
Lying on the southern tip of the island, lovely Mirissa is one of the best places in Sri Lanka for whale watching. Aside from its breathtaking scenic beauty and the majestic creatures of the sea—whales, the relative proximity to Colombo—the only gateway to the country, also make Mirissa one of the ideal destinations for Sri Lanka beach holidays.
Located just a short 5-kilometre drive away from the charming colonial town of Galle, Unawatuna is the epitome of stunning Sri Lankan beaches. Often considered as the best beach on the island, many tourists to the country, along with destination management companies like Walkers Tours, pick Unawatuna for their tropical seaside getaway.
The long stretch of golden-hued sand nestled on the mouth of Bentota River is the picturesque Bentota Beach. Featuring a sun-and-fun vibe, it is THE perfect place to be to bask in the sun and indulge yourself in a plethora of water sports.