Best Beaches in Sri Lanka

Undoubtedly Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations for beach lovers. There are dozens of great beaches to select from. This is a list of the best beaches in the country. You should choose which coast to visit depending on the time of year. If it is between October and April it is best to visit the south coast. But between May and September, the best choice is the east coast. Also, there are a huge variety of hotels to choose from. Furthermore, your selection also depends on which activities you prefer to do on the beach. Some beaches are good for diving and snorkeling while some good for surfing. This list will help you to find the best.

 

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Map of Beaches in Sri Lanka. Click to browse the map.

Unawatuna Beach
UnawatunaWhere132km from Colombo
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StayHotels in Unawatuna
Best TimeNovember - April
One of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka. Best for Swimming, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Well developed tourist facilities with a huge selection of accommodation, foods, and entertainment.
Nilaveli Beach
Nillaveli BeachWhere282km from Colombo (Trincomalee)
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Best TimeMarch - September
Have a boat ride to nearby Pigon Island which is about 1km from the beach. A great place for Snorkelling and Scuba Diving.
Arugam Bay Beach
Arugam bay beachWhere348km from Colombo
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Best TimeMarch - November
Most popular beach for surfing in Sri Lanka. Best time for Surfing is from May to November.
Mirissa Beach
Mirissa beach Sri Lanka (29959458812)Where155km from Colombo
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Best TimeNovember - April
A safe beach with a calm sea. A popular destination for water sports including diving, snorkeling and surfing. Whale watching tours depart from nearby Mirissa Harbor.
Pasikuda Beach
Pasikudah beach sri lankaWhere300km from Colombo
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Best TimeMarch - October
Shallow sea and crystal clear water. One of the safest beaches in Sri Lanka. An ideal place for a sea bath with kids.
Hikkaduwa Beach
Hikkaduwa1Where123km from Colombo (Galle)
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Best TimeNovember - April
Weligama Beach
Weligama Beach in Sri LankaWhere150km from Colombo
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Best TimeNovember - April
Tangalle Beach
TangalleBeachWhere348km from Colombo (Ampara)
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Best TimeNovember - April
Uppuveli Beach
Uppveli Beach in Trincomalee, Sri LankaWhere198km from Colombo (Trincomalee)
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Best TimeMarch - September
Negombo Beach
Negombo Beach, Sri LankaWhere40km from Colombo
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Best TimeNovember - April
Wadduwa Beach
Wadduwa BeachWhere35km from Colombo
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Best TimeNovember - April
Marble Beach
Marble beachWhere268km from Colombo (Trincomalee)
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Best TimeMarch - September
Mount Lavinia Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach in Sri LankaWhere13km from Colombo
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Best TimeNovember - April
Bentota Beach
Sri Lanka, Bentota, beach (2)Where87km from Colombo
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Best TimeNovember - April
Dikwella Beach
Dickwella-Beach Pehambiya-Headland Southern Sri-LankaWhere182km from Colombo
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Best TimeNovember - April
Koggala Beach
KoggalaWhere141km from Colombo
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Best TimeNovember - April
Galle Face Green
View of galle faceWhereColombo
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Best TimeNovember - April

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