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Beaches of Sri Lanka

It’s not surprising that Sri Lanka is a very popular destination for thousands of tourists seeking a sun filled holiday.  It is home to some incredible beaches in the world.  Sri Lanka is an island in the depths of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal.  It is home to over a thousand miles of beautiful golden breaches.  Tourists are flocking to the beaches in Sri Lanka and enjoying what Sri Lanka has to offer.  The beaches in Sri Lanka are desired because of the clear warm water and the beautiful scenery.  The beaches are a big part of Sri Lanka and a large proportion of Sri Lankan hotels and resorts are located along the seacoast.  This is one of the main reasons tourists continue to visit Sri Lanka year after year.

Sri Lanka offers a hot climate, warm and friendly people that are very welcoming, as well as fresh produce, and lots of accommodation choices.  A Sri Lanka beach is only a stone’s throw away.

Visiting a Sri Lanka beach is an excellent alternative to the Caribbean or other Pacific Islands which can be more expensive.  A Sri Lanka beach can offer clear skies and waters the same as the Caribbean or other Pacific Islands.

Typical accommodation in Sri Lanka will provide an excellent double room with air-conditioning, providing a good start to the day with breakfast and some hotels provide access to a swimming pool at a cost of $30/$40 per day.  Many of the hotels overlook one of many beaches.  Beach hotels in Sri Lanka offer breathtaking sceneries.  Hotels often supply Sea food which is fresh and lots to choose from as well as a large supply of local tropical fruit and fruit juices.

Negombo, 13kms North of Colombo is the beginning of the Western and Southern coast beaches.  271km along the coastline is Hambanthota.  Eastern and Northern coast beaches stretch for about 275km starting at Arugam Bay through to Kuchchaveli.

Beach hotels in Sri Lanka run along the Southern and Western coast where accommodation will be found to suit everyone and all budgets.  There is a wide choice of hotels in these resorts as this is where the majority of the tourism is within Sri Lanka.  Resorts stretch from Mt. Lavinia along Wadduwa, Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Induruwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Hikkaduwa, Calle, Unawatuna, Koggala, We-ligama, Dickewalla, Tangalle and finally Hambantota.  These resorts are popular, mainly because the beaches are sandier rather than being pebbly.

The Northern beaches are wider than Eastern beaches with miles of clear blue shallow waters, pretty bays and coves, deep natural harbours, still lagoons and underwater coral gardens.  Tourists enjoy deep sea fishing, banana boat riding, sailing as well as bathing.   There is so much to explore.  Visit the best beaches Sri Lanka can offer.  These include Nilaveli, Kuchchaveli, Marble Bay, Sweat Bay, Dead Man’s Cove, Passekudah and Arugam Bay.  There are so many beautiful beaches in the Northern and Eastern coasts you will be spoilt for choice.