Cool island vibes, sun-drenched shores and dazzling ocean waters are just some of the elements that are characteristic of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Here are some not to be missed coastal gems.
Hikkaduwa is not only known for its idyllic beach but also for offering plenty of surfing and snorkelling fun as well as a happening nightlife scene. It can be found on the island’s south coast which is a key region for beach tours by travel specialists the likes of Connaissance de Ceylan.
Bordering a crescent-shaped bay, Unawatuna was once a well kept “secret”; today, it’s one of the most popular beaches on the island and a visit here is worth adding to your Sri Lanka tours. It offers a chilled-out escape where you can soak up the sun and enjoy some swimming too.
If you can’t resist a pretty sunset, then Negombo Beach nestled along the west coast is perfect. Golden sand aplenty adorns the shoreline here, while you can also look forward to trying water sports such as kitesurfing.
For an altogether different backdrop, you can head to the east coast where this beach provides the ideal place to catch a magical sunrise. Pasikuda Beach is a perfect place for families since the waters are relatively shallow for quite a long way out to sea, ideal for kids to splash about in.
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