Sri Lanka Beaches – Learn more about Best Beaches in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a great place to visit on earth and Sri Lanka Beaches will treat you extremely well if you are planning for a holiday in Sri Lanka. Whichever time period of year you are planning to visit Sri Lanka, the tropical weather in Sri Lanka will treat you extremely well as the weather in Sri Lanka is not harsh. If you are planning to visit any of the Sri Lanka beaches, there are beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka to visit which ever time period you plan to visit this beautiful Island.

Many Sri Lanka beaches provides excellent beach sport opportunities including surfing and diving.

1 Sun kissed beaches

2 Excellent beach sporting activities

3 Southern Coast beach is the most popular beach in Sri Lanka

4 Hikkaduwa, Bentota beaches are great locations for beach holidays

5 Negombo beach is too popular and is few miles away from the Air Port


Following are the main Sri Lanka beaches situated within the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

Southern Coast Beach
  1. Southern Coast Beach -

South coast Sri Lanka beach is one of the most visited beaches in Sri Lanka. Situated in south of Colombo the southern coast beach in Sri Lanka is equipped with its own characteristics.

Sri Lanka BeachesThe most popular southern coast beach starts from Negombo to Unawatuna where you could get involved on different beach sporting activities and budget to star class accommodation. The best time to visit the southern beach is from November to April while the monsoon is on the east coast beach.

  • Negombo Beach

This is the nearest beach to Colombo (37 KM from Colombo) and just 6 KM away from Bandaranaike International Airport.

  • Kalutara

Kalutara is a very popular destination for tourism where it hosts a variety of star class hotels in Sri Lanka. Kalutara beach is just 42km from Colombo. Other than the beautiful beach in Kalutara Sri Lanka, the majestic three-storey Buddhist temple is known to be the place where it has the world’s only hollow stupa.

  • Bentota

Bentota is situated within 62km from Colombo and is perhaps one of the beast sri lanka beaches. Bentota also hosts a number of star class hotels where at present Bentota beach remains one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka. Also, don’t forget to take a cruise along the Bentota river for an unforgettable experience.

  • Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa beach is situated within 98km from Colombo and is one of the most famous beach holiday destination in Sri Lanka. If you are planning to experience Sri Lanka beaches, Hokkaduwa beach is a must visit place for an amazing beach holiday experience. Hikkaduwa is a popular city to experience coral reef, surfing and night life.

- Galle

Galle is a historic city situated 116km away from Colombo. Galle is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beach in Galle is much smaller compared to other Sri Lanka Beaches.

- Unawatuna

Unawatuna is situated south of Galle and is120km from away Colombo. Unawatuna beach is one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka where Unawatuna beach was voted as one of the top 12 beached in the world.

East Coast Beach

Best time to visit East Coast beach is between May to September.

–    Trincomalee

Nilaveli and Uppuveli beaches in Sri Lanka is situated 271 km away from Colombo) and is to the north of Trincomalee. These two beaches are more popular to be some of the main sandy Sri Lanka beaches. Also not to forget the Pigeon Island where it is a more popular place for divers. Trincomalee in Sri Lanka is also very popular among tourist to visit several Buddhist and Hindu temples.

-    Arugam Bay

Arugambay is a very well known surfing destination in Sri Lanka situated 314 KM away from Colombo.

Other Sri Lanka beaches in East Coast includes Kalkudha and Pasekudha beaches situated within the Batticaloa district and is around 346 KM away from Colombo.

North Coast Beach

Best time to visit the North Cost beach is between May to September.

-    Kalpitiya & Jaffna

Kalpitiya is situated 150 KM away from Colombo while Jaffna is situated 396km away from Colombo  and are the most popular Sri Lanka beaches within the North Coast.


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