10 Exotic Beaches of Sri Lanka That Need to Go on Your Bucket List
What if you’re sitting on the striking stretch of sand with turquoise blue water tumbling at your feet, and the enigmatical wind hitting your face to make your smile broader. A paradise, isn’t it? Sri Lanka is one of the places where you can live your paradise. Check out these beaches to experience the best ambience :
Hiriketia: Situated on the south coast, the region around Dickwella looks stunning with its clear water and lively waves. Surfing and swimming would be the definite-to-do option here. Apart from these, you can stroll along the fishing harbour. Don’t miss the ravishing sunset scenes with your special one.
Mirissa: The perfect choice for the feel of island life is Mirissa. The wavering palm trees confines the convex sandy bay. It has wonderful wildlife around. Whales are reasonably close to the shoreline during December. You can even watch turtles laying eggs.
Bentota: On the west coast lies the best spot for relaxation and adventure. The beach is a still haven for kayaking and paddleboarding. Scuba diving and snorkelling are some of the must-try audacious water sport. The suburb also has a collection of good Ayurvedic centres. So enjoy and relax.
Arugam Bay: Arugam Bay, the palm-edged, laid- back vibed and offbeat, charming beach is situated towards the southern end of the east coast. Motorboats can be arranged for trips out to the sea in search of dolphins. Lodgings and quirky village guesthouses are available in abundance.
Unawatuna: Considered the best beach in Sri Lanka, Unawatuna is approximately 90 miles south of Colombo. The cushy beach can be walked to either end in less than 15 minutes. The beach is not a very obvious option for serious surfers, but the placid waves make it ideal for families with children. Watch clusters of exotic birds and turtles in the Jungle Beach.
Hikkaduwa: A colossal beach accommodating all the peak season out-of-towners is located to the north of Galle and Unawatuna. You have to cross the busy road every time you leave the beach. Its brown clean sand allures the visitors to sunbathe and enjoy the beachy vibes.
Passikudah and Kalkudah: The calm water and alluring nature here is perfect for swimming and sea-bathing. From the shore, you can swim up to 200 metres. There are barbecue restaurants which serve fresh seafood in the beachside. Head to the beach just before sunrise and have the glorious view of deep-sea fishermen return with their catch.
Induruwa: Golden sand-covered and confined by emerald foliage and stacked rocks, Induruwa has proved to be a bucolic beach with picturesque scenery. Two hours from Colombo, you can enjoy the beautiful lagoons and the elegant Yagirala Rainforest.
Weligama: If you are a serious surfer, this beach is ideal for you as there is no fear of sharks. The beach is ornamented with shallow coral reef which gives the visitors an easy diving and snorkelling experience. Do visit the Weligama lace weaving factory and buy one or more laces.
Nilaveli: The beach is home to heavenly soft white sands and the azure water of the Indian Ocean. The marine life is at its utmost charm. Take a 20-minute boat ride to the famous Pigeon Island and enjoy the rock pools and adventurous snorkelling. The best time to visit the luxurious beach is from May to September.
You cannot miss out visiting Sri Lanka if you wish to experience the beauty of sparkling and spectacular beaches with your loved ones. The ideal time to visit Sri Lanka is from September to March so that you can avoid South-West monsoon rains.