Best Sri Lanka Beaches To Visit

From ancient times, the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka have been able to captivate the hearts and minds of all those who were lucky enough to set foot on their shores. The warm and friendly climate and glistening grains of sands being greeted by clear blue waters surround the entire island welcoming all those who arrive to the land. Many have fallen in love with these beaches and vow to return back for more. Apart from the amazing beauty, these locations have gained immense popularity as locations to enjoy fun filled adventure sports as well.

As Sri Lanka is an island that covers a very small area, travelling from coast to coast is quite easy. This is great because it allows visitors to enjoy all the luxuries offered at every coast. In terms of beach locations the west coast and south coast of the island that feature tourist hotspots like Bentota, Colombo, Galle, Hikkaduwa and many more could be said to be the most visited coastal locations in the island. The north and east coast beaches that include locations like Arugambay Beach, Uppuveli, Nilaveli among others are less crowded but are truly breathtaking due to their well-preserved natural beauty.

Popular Beach Sports To Enjoy in Sri Lanka Beaches


The breathtaking beauty of these pristine quality beaches would definitely have captivated all those of you who travel to this amazing island. But this scenic beauty is not the only quality that is there to be enjoyed. Among the many things this island is popular for, it is well known around the world as one of the best locations for Windsurfing. For instance Arugambay Beach has been identified as a world-class surfing location and has been able to attract even professional surfers who recommend the location for such activities.


Diving is by far one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as you explore the vast diversity of marine life. And there is no better place in the world where you can enjoy this activity as well as you can do in this magnificent country. The amazing beaches like Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Negombo, Kalpitiya, and Nilaveli are some of the best places where you can enjoy such activities. Since many local and foreign tourists visit these areas to enjoy such activities, there are several trained professionals and places where you can rent out necessary gear to carry out these activities in a safe and enjoyable manner.

Author's Bio: 

Jerome Julian is writing on Sri Lanka World's class beaches based on his travel experiences, he loves Sri Lanka for its natural beauty.