Sun, sand and surf. It is a simple combination really, but it is something that offers the most unforgettable holiday. Sandy beach trips are indeed the ideal way to spend your free time, be it for working on that perfect tan which will be the envy of all your friends and family back home, or if you just want to experience the thrills and spills of water sports.
When it comes to beachside getaway, island nations such as Sri Lanka provide the perfect escapes for you will find plenty of sundrenched shoreline around the country. The island’s South Coast is famed for its stretch of beaches, with each coastal town and city providing lots of soft sand to enjoy. You can begin your sandy beach trip by staying at a Kalutara resort Sri Lanka has to offer such as AVANI Kalutara Resort which is ideally located right by the beach itself, offering easy access to the shoreline and the vast Indian Ocean that stretches far into the horizon. Kalutara is the first major town as you embark on your journey along the southern coast, while Beruwala, Bentota, Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna all provide idyllic beach getaways too.
Part of the fun of heading to the coast is the myriad of activities you can try, apart from lazing in the sun and soaking up the glorious coastal sunshine that is! Water sports are abundant and activities such as snorkelling, waterskiing, kite-surfing, jet skiing, windsurfing and riding banana boats are quite popular. For some true adrenaline pumping action, you can always try surfing in areas such as Arugam Bay as you move further up the shore to the East Coast. The Eastern shoreline has some picturesque beaches like those at Pasikuda and Kalkudah, not to mention spectacular sunrises.
Of course these beaches offer so much more as well. Spend your mornings engaged in some yoga on the shore as the sun’s first rays gently stretch across the ocean, have fun family time building castles in the sand, sit under the shade of a palm tree reading your favourite book or watching the world go slowly by or when day turns to night and the sun begins its descent below the horizon, walk hand in hand with that special someone enjoying the moment and breathtaking beauty around. Sandy beach trips certainly have something for everyone.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.