When exploring beautiful Sri Lanka you cannot miss spending lazy days on the beach (sunscreen in hand) – surfing and sipping on coconuts with the locals. Read on to discover our top 6 beaches in one of the most beautiful places on the earth!
With one of the best surf breaks in Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay attracts sun-seekers and surfers alike (hot tip: wearour tinted Sticky Zincto not resemble a local lobster at night!). The long crescent of sand is lined with one road where you can find guest houses, restaurants and a hammock to relax in! Best time to travel? High season is from April to October but July/August offers the weather goods & fewer crowds!
Join the fun on busy Unawatuna beach and rent a reasonably-priced sunbed for a bit of extra comfort! One of Sri Lanka's most popular beaches is occupied by locals and tourists alike and lined by Unawatuna's strip of yummy cafes and restaurants!
One of Sri Lanka’s most well-known sandy stretches, Mirissa Beach offers everything from a beach-front luxury resort (Casa Colombo) to yoga lessons on the sand. Soak in the beauty of this stunning Sri Lankan beach whilst watching the day go by. Make sure to climb nearby Coconut Tree Hill for incredible views and the ultimate holiday shot!
Mirissa Beach | Image by @sideofstyle
As well known as Arugam Bay for its fantastic waves, Hirikitiya Beach features a more relaxed crowd and generally fewer tourists. It is the tropical paradise you were looking for on your Sri Lankan travels with cute cafes and restaurants close-by and an array of local run bars on the beach!
Ahangama is a small sleepy town in the south of Sri Lanka which allows you to forget all your worries and take day by day. If you feel like being more active on your holiday, rent a surfboard and conquer some of the most popular surf spots in Sri Lanka. Don't forget to apply our reef-friendly sunscreen on your adventures!
Located east of Galle, Weligama means ‘sandy village’... You will encounter spotless white sand and clear blue waters. Head west to explore the cave beaches and watch the local fishermen catch dinner to be savoured from roadside stalls in the evenings.
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