The beaches of Sri Lanka, that surrounds the whole country in a seamless ribbon of gold and white, have always been part of the legend and mystique that surrounds the country. Whether you are an ardent beach bum, a die-hard surfer or a scuba diver wanting to brave the oceans, Sri Lanka has something to offer to everyone who is looking to claim a piece of sun, sand, and surf.
The Golden Mile Beach of Southern Sri Lanka, spreading from Bentota to Beruwala is the ideal place for a typical beach experience. Lined with a range of beach resorts, open-air beach restaurants, and shops renting out equipment for many adventures from snorkeling, scuba diving and water skiing to kitesurfing, it is the best place to try out all your beach adventures.
If you are looking for a more personalized beach holiday spiced up with diving, surfing, chilling on the beach and savoring the best of seafood in Sri Lanka; Arugambay, Okanda, and Passikuda in Eastern Sri Lanka, as well as Weligama in the South, provides the ideal setting. Waves that are straight from the wildest dreams of a surfer, as well as ancient wrecks, crowd these beaches of Sri Lanka and adventure is never far away.
Sri Lanka’s coastal towns including Negombo, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Galle, Mirissa, Trincomalee, Passikudah and Arugambay offer a choice of places to stay ranging from small budget inns to ultra-luxurious hotels and resorts. Find world famous Sri Lankan seafood dishes at the luxurious resorts or for a more adventurous twist, head over to the quirky seafood restaurants, cafes and street food carts to get a taste of the local flavors.
Sri Lanka’s beaches are also home to an exciting nightlife filled with the music, drama, excitement and all the vices found at any beach party across the world. A coming together of many exciting aspects of Sri Lankan lifestyle from food, music, percussions to dancing beach parties in Southern and Eastern beaches are an essential part of Sri Lanka’s beach culture.