Located about 4km southeast of Weligama on the Matara road, Mirissa beach is a magnificent sandy beach with calm, clear waters. It is less crowded compared to the other popular beaches and gives you a sense of privacy and peace that will sooth your senses. Not only for the tourists who are fond of beach activities, but also the people who like to enjoy the calm atmosphere of the beach gather at Mirissa and it will pretty much transform your dreams of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality. This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets.
Mirissa Beach is the perfect beach holiday destination with surfing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing being the most popular offerings. Southern sea is also one of the best places to watch dolphins and whales in Sri Lanka. Normally there are arrangements of short “Dolphin Boat Trips”. Tourists love taking these trips to sea because, apart from dolphin-watching, they are quite refreshing as well.
When it comes to lodging, there are many good hotels in the area. Furthermore, several Ayurvedic spas and health centres will not only refresh you but also offer you with massages, facials, and the Ayurvedic therapies for relaxation and rejuvenation.