Nice Beaches in sri lanka

Unawatuna Beach-probably the best beach in the world

Unawatuna Beach was named the world’s best beach by The Discovery Channel in 2004. That may be a stretch today, but Unawatuna is undoubtedly the best beach in Sri Lanka-none other offers the same combination of golden sand, a protected bay that offers the country’s best swimming, and the famed beauty of the headland with its temple and sunset, and the laid back atmosphere of Unawatuna. Accessibility is also unrivalled, only an hour and a half from Colombo. It is simply the best all round beach in the country, and probably the world.

Unawatuna beach, a crescent shaped shallow beach situated further south to the famous town of Galle and its famous harbor and towering roomassala mountain. It is protected by a natural reef from the open sea and due to the semicircle shape of it forms a perfect natural swimming pool with aquamarine color gentle waves crashing on the golden sandy beach. With almost every kind and type of hotel, motel and guest houses to cater to the gourmet food a sea bather crave for, it is the perfect holiday spot for all your sea bathing and water based activities such as surfing in search of myriads of coral fish, angel fish & puffer fish diving for beautiful and out of this world coral reefs, scuba diving and underwater photography, sailing, watching and the latest attraction of setting out in search of the blue whales which linger very close to the unawatuna beach a  few kilometers to south of this bay.

Unawatuna has a classic mellow traveler vibe and pretty much every bit of development is aimed at the mostly young visitors who flock here. With the coast road a kilometer away, Unawatuna isn’t plagued by the same kinds of traffic irritations found at many other beach towns. It’s quiet, which only adds to the allure. At night people wander the beach, sipping cold beers at the many simple beachside cafés.

In late 2004, however, this idyllic scene turned horrible. The tsunami caused major damage, washing away many of the guesthouses and killing hundreds. Thanks to generous donations from foreigners who had vacationed here, as well as the efforts of teams of foreign volunteers, who were drawn by Unawatuna’s natural allures, reconstruction happened faster here than any other place in Sri Lanka.

Bentota beach

Bentota, Sri Lanka, 64 km down from Colombo, is the second tourist resort following Beruwala Bay Beach, 55 km down from Colombo by the same highway, is the gateway to 140 km (86mile) stretch of tropical beaches from Beruwala in western coast to Tangalla Bay Beach in the southern coast. The outstandingly beautiful stretch of road is one of the most scenic routes in the island.

Bentota, Sri Lanka, delightfully located along one of the finest beaches on the South West coast, is now riding on a fresh new wave. Yet it remains the charming beach and spa resort that's almost one with the Indian Ocean. Where fun lovers return for good times. There's a nice new buzz however. In the renewed living spaces, the fine restaurants, the high energy bar, and the spa where you'll go. Especially in Bentota you can get sea food meals.

Apart from swimming, body-surfing or diving in the sea, you can jet-ski, windsurf, parasail or enjoy a romantic river safari on the river and lagoon. You can enjoy the sea, the lagoon and the river, all in one go. Being one of the oldest established beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Bentota is famous for its professional tourist infrastructure. The many 5* hotels are often built in fantastic locations and even if you don't stay there, you will not grudge dropping in for a tea and enjoying the scenery. 

Bentota while offering 5* comforts also offers many affordable mid-range and budget places along the river and along the wide stretch of beaches.
Bentota is a well sought after destination especially by families. Safe swimming conditions combined with fun water sport and exciting excursions provide a marvelous and an ideal background for a relaxed holiday in Sri Lanka.

Tangalla beach

Situated 195km from Colombo, Tangalla (also spelt Tangalle, but usually pronounced ten-gol) is one of the nicest spots along the coast, particularly if you just want somewhere to relax and soak up the sun. The town itself is an easy-going place with some reminders of Dutch days.

A fan of pristine beaches, heritage and history will find Tangalle a treat. The beaches are sandy with rock formations for waves to splash, there are some best-kept secrets of the island, in this coastal town. Bordering Yala National Park, a wilderness safari is the ideal predecessor for some time at the beach or even the Tangalle lagoon, to cool down. There is also the prison, which was previously a Dutch fort and of course the rock temple at Mulkirigala, to the Kaduwela blowhole, the turtle conservation and many great attractions. However, most tourists enjoy the cool waters of the sea, and indulge in swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. This little town on the southern coast is a true haven.

From Tangalla the white sands of Medaketiya Beach stretch for more than 3km northeast. Heading southwest there is a whole series of smaller bays and beaches. From a distance it looks idyllic, but up close it is another story. Tangalla suffered grievously from the tsunami. Thousands died in the area and hundreds of homes were destroyed, especially going northeast from the Kirama Oya. Scores of oceanfront guesthouses (with owners, guests and staff) were washed away along Medaketiya Beach. Rebuilding has been very slow, although at some point more places to stay should reappear along this gorgeous beach. In the meantime, everybody has their own tale of loss.

Mirissa beach

Mirissa is the perfect tourist’s getaway only 125 miles (200km) away from Colombo, yet offering so much to those who wish to taste Sri Lanka’s unspoiled southern experience. Proud of its tout free beaches, Mirissa is held in high regard by surf lovers all over the world as one of the key surf points in Sri Lanka. Lately Mirissa has come to be a popular destination for Whale and Dolphin watching in Sri Lanka.

Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transforms your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality. The beauty of Mirissa Beach are the climate, the panoramic ocean views, the white sandy beaches, plus the Sri Lankan culture and history along with the warmth of the sun – is what attracts people here. And the Central Beach Inn is truly at the heart of it all.

Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hassle and bustle of your other life that’s a million miles away.

This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises.

All the Guest Houses in Mirissa are set back from the actual beach giving you the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island. Every now and again the silence is broken by the sound of a coconut falling on the sand or a chilled beer being opened by someone further up the beach. Mirissa is very famous for the Whale & Dolphin Watching tours.