One of the reasons why Sri Lanka is called a paradise island is its stunning beaches. Each beach in Sri Lanka is beautiful in a different way and they add magic to this little island.
Sri Lanka’s coastline is around 1600 km and the beaches of this long coastline provide all that a visitor wants whether it is windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, adventure sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing or just to obtain the perfect tan. That’s why this island attracts beach lovers from all over the world to embark on a Sri Lanka beach holiday.
A beach holiday in Sri Lanka will be a relaxing and serene coastal experience. Whether you are a family, a romantic couple, a group of friends or an individual, these beaches are sure to enthrall you and leave everlasting, and pleasant memories to be cherished forever.
The North East winds make the South West coast sunny from November to March and the South West winds make the East coast sunny with constant sunshine. As a result, the Sri Lankan beach holiday is a year-round phenomenon.
The southern beaches are popular among international tourists. The Eastern beaches, even though not much popular among the tourists, bear their uniqueness and are yet to be explored.
The Southern beaches:
The Southern beaches are Madiha, Bentota, Talalla, Hiriketiya, Pehebhiya, Mirissa, Weligam , Unakaruwa,, Unawatuna , Jungle, Kabalana , Dalawella , Tangalle , SK Town, Beruwela, and Yakinige Duuwa
Out of the above beaches Tangalla, Beruwala, Mirissa, Unawatuna, and Bentota are the most famous ones.
The East Coast beaches:
The East coast beaches are Kalkudah, Passikudah, Nilaveli, Arugambay, and Marble beach.
Out of them, Arugambay is the most famous beach, which is rated as one of the top ten surf destinations in the world.
The West Coast beaches:
The west coast beaches are Negombo beach, Mount Lavinia, Kalautara, and Beruwala. Out of them, Negombo beach is the most famous one. It is well-known for its beauty and its centuries-old fishing industry. Because of its proximity to the airport, and top-class accommodations found close to the beach, it is a main beach destination for the transiting passengers in their Sri Lanka beach holiday plan.
Beach sports involved in a Sri Lankan beach holiday:
Some of the exciting beach sports you can enjoy on your beach holiday are:
- Adventure sailing:
Sail on a cruise to see the different species of the world’s largest animal, whales such as blue whales, sperm whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and pilot whales, and also other animals such as dolphins, sharks, and turtles.
Sri Lanka is an incredible diving destination. Explore shipwrecks concealed in marine life, corals, and a large variety of colorful fish.
- Jet Skiing
Bentota is considered the most popular place for jet-skiing and most water sports in Sri Lanka.
Bentota, Negombo, and Trincomalee are the most popular areas for windsurfing on the west coast and the east coast.
Hikkaduwa, abundant in coral reefs and tropical fish, is the top spot for snorkeling. Other places are Pigeon Island, Kalpitiya, Kirinda, Weligama, Nilaveli, Unawatuna, and Negombo.
The two most popular places for kayaking are Weligama and Bentota. You will be able to witness scattered islands, coral reefs, and sea life. You may choose a canoe or a kayak to navigate through the many rivers of Sri Lanka and explore the adjoining jungles, swamps, lagoons, and canals.
Sail in a yacht and discover Sri Lanka’s some of the most beautiful coastlines & best snorkeling.