Why You Should Soak Up The Sun At These Top Sri Lankan Beaches.

No holiday is complete without spending time at the beach. Of course, not all beaches are equally amazing, which obviously means that you’ll want to visit the ones that offer breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, great waves for surfing or swimming and pristine white sand. Not a lot of people know this, but Sri Lanka is a country that has amazing beachfronts that has all of the above, and more. Seeing as the country is a less mainstream holiday location, it offers visitors the chance to explore beaches untainted by thousands of tourists, all at a reasonable price. Here are a few beaches worth checking out in Sri Lanka.

Sunset in Sri Lanka

  • Negombo Beach

Being minutes away from Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport, there’s no reason why you can’t start your holiday in style with a visit to Negombo Beach. Situated in a beach town, the area has more than enough hotels and restaurants to ensure you’ll have wonderful time meeting and partying with likeminded travellers. You could also explore the area’s Dutch canals, churches and temples should you get tired of sunbathing and watching the local catamarans traverse the water.


  • Mirissa Beach

If you’re searching for the perfect beach to immortalise with selfies, Mirissa Beach is for you. This tiny sandy tropical beach is located on a small island just off the coast of Sri Lanka, and was once called “undoubtedly the finest island in the world” by Marco Polo. It’s easy to feel like you’re the only person on earth here, as this area is less developed than mainland beaches in Sri Lanka. Be sure to catch a sunrise or sunset on the beach, or see if you can find any falling coconuts.

  • Hikkaduwa Beach

To get close to the ocean’s wildlife, you should visit Hikkaduwa Beach. It’s the perfect beach to go to if you want to see everything from turtles to exotic fish. Spend time snorkeling and exploring the local coral reefs, or pay a visit to one of the many ancient shipwrecks dotting the ocean floor. Hikkaduwa is also considered to be one of the best surfing beaches in Sri Lanka so make sure you bring your surfboard!

Why choose a single beach to visit when you can enjoy all three in a single holiday? Let One Life Adventures create the perfect itinerary that gives you adequate time on every beach above. All you need to do is get in touch, and we’ll sort out the rest!

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