The beautiful island of Sri Lanka is not only famous for inland beauties but also has a hoard of attractive beach destinations that pull out the beach person in every traveler and explorer. What’s an island without a bunch of splendid beaches? The feel of relaxing under the sun with the waters and the sounds of the gushing waves is an experience to behold. So here are the best beaches to not miss when you’re touring the country – Sri Lanka.
1. Unawatuna- A visual feast
Unawatuna is one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Gazing into the calm blue tranquil waters is just the ample amount of peace time you can take out for yourself on a visit to these dreamy water bodies.
And if you’re lucky enough you might even spot a whale shark roaming the waters. On top of these, this beach is famous for its turtle nestling too.
2. Bentota for Beaches and Mangroves
If you’re on the lookout for a luxurious stay alongside the serene waters accompanied by a relaxing spa , this is the place to be. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is a place to take a break to.
Also, you could grab the opportunity of releasing a turtle into the sea by contacting the aquatic life protection center.
3. Mirissa – a glance at the whales
Mirissa is one of those splendid beauties that offers the best beach scenes out of all the beaches in the nation. With exquisite views of the aquatic life in its natural habitat, it’s an ecological site as well as a holiday spot.
Spot the mighty whales and dolphins rise up and splash down the blue waters as you enjoy the sight.
4. Dickwella- a romatication
A barbecue alongside the calm waters under the pale moonlight or an energy-filled swim in the glistening waters- Dickwella is a perfect spot for honeymooners.
It offers private stays and a romantic scenic panorama sure to light up the love in the air.
5. Galle- a tint of the past
With the ancient architecture, the tropical weather, the aroma of the spices, the Galle beach attracts poets, writers, and anyone who likes to wander in the calmness of nature and just dive into the peace.
6. Induruwa- The scenic
This is one of those beaches that actually promises a scenic beauty no matter when you visit it. With the golden sands on the shore, a stroll alongside is just bliss.
For seekers of natural wellness, there is a facility to enroll yourself in an Ayurvedic wellness program too.
7. Hikkaduwa- Untouched nature
The place emits a hoard of nature’s finest display of corals, trees and the blue waters. This beach attracts a lot of foreigners and is a hub for nightlife and caters to hotels and nightclubs providing a party hard vibe.
8. Arugam Bay- Gaze but also swim with the aquatic
Whether is its underwater photography of the marine life or surfing and swimming alongside the cute water creatures; this beach offers you the best. A flock of migratory birds might just be around the corner too.
Altogether is a visual feast.
9. Uppuveli- For the relishing Lankan taste
This colorful beach is filled with boats and locals alike who welcome tourists. One can have a hell of a time talking to the locals and trying out their seafood sprinkled with various combination of spices that tickle your tastebuds
10. Mount Laviia- Dive and Snorkel
A ride on an elephant or a ride under the waters, this beach in Sri Lanka is sure to offer you anything. The scenic waterbody is a perfect destination to dive in for a beach holiday.
Pick up your snorkel and explore the underwater or just have a refreshing dive into the blue waters.
11. Beruwala beach- The golden one
The beruwala beach actually has a golden tint because of the golden sand that shimmers alongside the gushing waters that make it a sight to behold.
The fringes of palms just add to the scenery and there’s also a thrilling boat riding activity to the International Lighthouse from the beach.
12. Pigeon islands- the coral visit
This is one of two marine parks located in the country. Around 300 coral reef species, sharks, fish and sea turtles don this beautiful water space. The scuba diving to view these reefs is just outworldly.
13. Wijaya- The endless white
Spend a lazy beach day sunbathing in the Wijaya beach and jump into the crystal clear waters to rejuvenate yourself and to add to the vibe, swing in the beach swing that’s attached to the coconut trees and do not miss taking a stroll on the endless white sands of this beautiful beach.
Although this beautiful country – Sri Lanka has numerous beautiful beach destinations, we have handpicked them suiting to the best of views, activities, and relaxation amenities and suggest you to surely pay a visit.
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Contributed by : Aneesh