Sri Lanka is famous for its incredible sandy beaches, turquoise water, wonderful waves for an ideal surfing experiences and coral reefs convenient for snorkeling. Beaches in Sri Lanka are truly breathtaking, mainly located in the southern and eastern shore. On this page visitors will be able to see the list of most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka.
Polhena beach is the most romantic beach in Sri Lanka. This small beach is mainly filled with locals who love to swim here since there are no huge waves. Polhena beach is located only 2 km from Matara city and offers a romantic shelter for couples who would like to separate themselves from other crowded beaches. It is important to mention that there is wonderful coral reef nearby, so this is also an ideal place for snorkeling.
Hikkaduwa is one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an island with almost 1600 kilometers of coastline, with beaches that literally look like paradise. Even though tourists mainly come to Sri Lanka to spend their winter holidays there, this island tends to offer the same temperatures all year round (between 26 and 30 degree).
Mirissa beach is located on the south of Sri Lanka. With breathtakingly beautiful glittering gold sand this beach represents a true tropical paradise for its visitors. Locals say that here one may see the most beautiful sunrises/sunsets on the island. All guest houses are located a bit away from the beach which gives an impression as if you were located right in the middle of a desert beach dotted with cute little coconut trees.
Matara is one of the most important cities in the southern Sri Lanka. The economy of the city is mainly based on tea, coconut, fruit and vegetables cultivation and fishing. Matara beach is located right next to the central bus stop in Matara. It really is a nice sandy beach but often not used enough due to its vicinity to the traffic jam. Instead we would recommend that our visitors should take a look at the two beaches Medawatta and Polhena beach, which are located just a few kilometers from Matara. They both represent a true paradise.
Tangalle Beach in Sri Lanka is truly one of the most beautiful beaches of this island. Here visitors may enjoy long sandy beach with unbelievably turquoise water. Seems like a paradise? It truly is. This is also a perfect place if one is looking for a quite and peaceful spot to stay. Tangalle was actually a small fishing village in the past, and visitors can notice many fishermen that live in this area even to this day, as fishing is still their primary income.