A Getaway to the Beach in Negombo – A Blissful Coastal Escape

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Arguably the most popular destination on Sri Lanka’s west coast, Negombo is blessed with a wonderful stretch of shore that offers plenty of fun in the sun and surf.

Negombo Beach
Negombo Beach | Image Credit : Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada, Beach Scene at Sunset – Negombo – Sri Lanka (14050166719), CC BY-SA 2.0

Getting There

This seaside city with its idyllic beach is only around 10 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport making it convenient to reach one of the Negombo hotels along the shore. The commercial capital, Colombo, is approximately 37 km away which means you can easily plan a day trip to this beach too.

Beachside Accommodation

The best way to experience the beach is to actually stay beside it! It is easy to find properties right by the shore and options the likes of Heritance Negombo offer easy access to the sand and the surf anytime you want.

Negombo Beach

Picture golden sands drenched in glorious tropical sunshine and bordered by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean; this slice of paradise is what awaits at this beach. While you can sometimes see fishermen coming to shore in traditional boats, because the beach is on the west coast, it also offers the ideal place to witness mesmerising sunsets.

Beach Activities

Depending on the season, Negombo Beach enjoys some strong ocean winds making it an ideal spot for everything from kite flying to kiteboarding! Cricket, football and touch rugby can also be played on the beach, while catamaran boat rides as well as deep sea fishing and diving excursions can be organised too.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

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