Best Beach Activities and Attractions

Unforgettable Beach Activities
Best things to do in Sri Lanka, Kite Surfing in Sri Lanka
Main Activities and Attractions in North West Coast (Negombo, Kalpitiya, Mannar, Wilpattu)
Best things to do in Sri Lanka, Surfing in Sri Lanka

East Coast

Main Activities and Attractions in East Coast (Nilaveli & Trincomalee, Kalkuda beach & Passekudah, Arugam Bay)
Best things to do in Sri Lanka,
Main Activities and Attractions in South Coast (Tangalla, Mirissa, Dickwella, Weligama Matara)
Best things to do in Sri Lanka, Old Town of Galle Dutch Fort (UNESCO), Sri Lanka
Main Activities and Attractions in Galle Coast (Unawatuna, Ahangama & Koggala)
Best things to do in Sri Lanka, Turtle at Hikkaduwa beach
Main Activities and Attractions in West Coast (Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Bentota and Beruwela)
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Main Activities and Attractions in North Coast (Kankesanthurai, Casuarina, Charty, Akkarai, Karainagar)

Kite Surfing

From the lively beaches of Negombo to the remote inland villages; also surrounded by thick jungle wilderness; Sri Lanka’s north-west region is rich in variety, and is consequently best suited for a family holiday. Also, Negombo is an excellent choice; its youthful atmosphere is perfect for children; while adults will be fascinated by the old colonial architecture. Moreover, from December to April, Kalpitiya is the best place to watching Blue Whale and various other species of whales and dolphins.

Similarly, Kalpitiya is ideal for spotting pods of Spinner Dolphins; Dugongs, stingrays, and endangered marine turtles. Also, Kalpitiya is well-suited to families as it is home to a myriad of water-sports; ranging from kite-surfing to scuba diving; meanwhile, Wilpattu National Park, home to many types of bird as well as the island’s ‘big game’; which includes Leopards, Elephants, Sambur Deer, Water Buffalo, and the Sloth Bear.

North West Coast Activities and Attractions

Deep Sea Fishing Ayurvedic Treatments Diving and Snorkeling Windsurfing  Scuba diving Cultural Sites Muthurajawela Bird Watching

Deep Sea Fishing Ayurvedic Treatments Diving and Snorkeling Snorkeling Kalpitiya Lagoon Kalpitiya Lagoon Wilpattu National Park Turtle Watching

East Coast Activities and Attractions

Nilaveli & Trincomalee
Scuba & Snorkeling Whale & Dolphin Watching 
Pigeon Island Dutch Fort Frederick Koneswaram Temple Dutch Bay and Sandy Bay Elephant island 
Hoods Tower Museum Pathirakali Amman Temple 
Velgam Vehera Temple Isha Water Park

Kalkuda beach & Passekudah
Boating & Snorkelling Catamaran sailing Diving and Snorkeling Snorkeling Deep Sea Fishing Birding in Vakarai Lagoon

Arugam Bay
Surfing Gal Oye National park Lahugala National Park Kumana National Park Kudumbigala Sanctuary
Magul Maha Viharaya Maligawila Buddha statues 
Buduruwagala Rock Sculptures


With the threat of the civil war lifted; this area can finally enjoy the tourism that is has always deserved. Meanwhile, the East Coast of the island is an excellent destination; whether you want to relax on the beach or cram your days with activities. However, with many places still mostly untouched by tourism; but an exciting increase in hotel development; therefore, there has never been a better time to visit. Also, we have outlined our favorite activities, and excursions in this area; as well as our top property, pick for families.

Similarly, Pigeon Island is one of Sri Lanka’s fantastic marine national parks for snorkeling and diving. Here very rewarding. Moreover, apart from the corals and a myriad of colorful fish; lookout for marine turtles and black-tipped reef sharks. Also, Trincomalee is an ideal location for whale watching Between April and October; when the ocean is in season; also dolphin and whale watching is very rewarding on the east coast; look out for Spring Dolphins, Sperm Whales, and Blue Whales.

Visit for Beach Activities

However, another one of the most picturesque spots on the east coast is a Pasikudah Bay; it offers various exciting water-sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and catamaran sailing. Therefore, it is a great place for kids. Arugam Bay is also renowned as one of the world’s 10th best-surfing destinations in the world. It’s an ideal place to learn surfing with many areas of “surf break”; and to organize surfing competitions, especially from May to September.

Best Beach Activities
Best Surf Spots
Best snorkel Spots
Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whales Watching

Sri Lanka’s south coast is the ideal place to watching Dolphins and also Whales and marine turtles. Moreover, if you go scuba diving;  Manta Rays, Electric Rays, Moray Eels, and also a myriad of colorful fish. Then go to Mirissa Harbour early in the morning; and also take a boat out to sea in search of dolphins and whales; including the mighty Blue Whale also.

Further, head to Rekawa to see marine turtles nesting at night; five out of the seven species of this endangered animal come ashore to nest on Sri Lanka’s southern shores. Also, visit Weligama to explore of the island’s most incredible scuba diving sites. Furthermore, Tangalle is one of the most easterly towns on Sri Lanka’s south coast and is renowned for its spectacular beaches.

Meanwhile, relax on the golden sand and take in the glorious panorama of Tangalle Bay; and the turquoise ocean stretching into the horizon. Similarly, Tangalle is close to several national parks and vibrant cultural heritage sites, making it a great place to explore the many different charms of Sri Lanka.

South Coast Activities and Attractions

Turtle Night safari in Rekawa Mulgirigala Rock Temple Mulkirigala Rock Temple Barding in Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary Birding in Bundala National Park Kayaking the Tangalle lagoon

Whales Watching Safari in Yala National Park Sailing & Fishing Coastal Cruises Sea Kayaking Snorkelling Eco lagoon Safari

Surfing Sunbathing Palm tree rope swinging  
Wevurukannala Buddha Statue Beeralu Lace Craft Village

Ayurvedic Treatments Snake Farm Batik factory Stilt fishermen Coconut and Rubber plantations Organic fruit farm Spice garden Gem and Jewellery factory Temples

Matara Dutch Fort Dondra Point Devinwara Temple Hiriketiya beach

Galle Cost Activities and Attractions

Surfing Koggala village & Temple tour Visit the Cinnamon village Handunugoda Tea Estate Koggala lake boat safari Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Art Museum kanneliya rainforest Kottawa Reserve Forest Hiyare Reservoir Sanctuary River canoe trips

Scuba Diving Hike To Jungle Beach Find The Fishermen On Stilts Mangrove Sanctuary Diving and Snorkelling Standup Paddle board Temple Of Unawatuna

Old Town of Galle Dutch Fort (UNESCO) Scuba Diving Guided bicycle rides Snorkelling Standup Paddle board

Galle Coast

In the peak season for Sri Lanka’s south coast; and tourists are flocking to the many secluded bays and stunning beaches; also the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort and similarly, the nearby cultural and wildlife sites. So, whether you want to loll on the sand with a good book; indulge in some exhilarating water-sports; discover more about Sri Lankan culture or see some of the island’s incredible wildlife, the south coast offers it all.

Moreover, for those who practice surfing, the area of Ahangama offers the most constant; and probably the best, waves in all of Sri Lanka. Also, the coast is characterized above all by thin sandy bays interrupted by rocky outcrops. Moreover, Unawatuna is a popular destination for travelers. Hence it enjoys a superb location, with the historic city of Galle just 6 km away and to the west; a wooded peninsula dotted with pretty beaches.

Coral Reef

The west coast of Sri Lanka enjoys the same benefits of the season as the south;  swimmable seas, sightings of whales and dolphins; and guaranteed wall-to-wall sunshine – as well as offering quieter beaches.
Moreover, Bentota is the most popular resort along this stretch of coastline; and also boasts some enchanting hotels, excellent water-sports, and Geoffrey Bawa’s renowned Lunuganga house and gardens. Also, Bentota is a perfect place to do water activities.

Moreover, Bentota offers water sports activities like water skiing, windsurfing, banana ride; wakeboarding, jet-skiing, tube rides, sea diving, snorkeling, surfing, and Bentota eco river safari.
Meanwhile, 14 km from Kosgoda town, you can also visit the Buddhist temple called Sri Vijayarama Viharaya (Temple ). The temple has a 35m-long sleeping Buddha longest reclining Buddha statue. However, who interested in wildlife should canoe down the Kalu Ganga; which is lined by mysterious mangroves that are teeming with animals and many varieties of birds also.

Similarly, Hikkaduwa is a very famous city situated on the West Coast of Sri Lanka. Also, Hikkaduwa is an excellent spot for water-sports between December and April; when the seas are calm. Furthermore, these include snorkeling, jet-skiing, scuba diving, surfing, and kite-surfing. Whale and dolphin watching boat excursions are also available; be sure to set out early to get the best sightings.

West Coast Activities and Attractions

Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Madu Ganga River safari Kothduwa temple Ambalangoda Temple
Ambalangoda Masks Factory Meetiyagoda’s Moonstones

Windsurfing & Surfing Waterskiing Wake boarding Body boarding Banana ride Tube ride Jet-ski 
Ventura Beach Paramotoring Galapatha Rajamaha Viharaya (Temple)
Lagoon fishing tour Snorkeling & diving Brief Garden, by Bevis Bawa  Bentota river safari

Sunset Drinks at Beruwela Lighthouse Ayurvedic Treatments Canoe trip on the Kalu Ganga
Galagoda Temple Karandeniya Moragalla Beach 
Kande Viharaya Temple

Coral Reef Surfing Kite Surfing Scuba Diving 
Jet Ski Village Trekking Deep sea fishing 
Dodanduwa Island Bird life Shopping & Nightlife

Jaffna Cost Activities and Attractions

Kankesanthurai Beach
Beach sports Water sports

Casuarina Beach
Jet skiing Surfing Paragliding Deep sea diving

Charty Beach
Hiking Cycling Fishing

Akkarai Beach
Children park Thondaimanaru Kovils Grand beach fist market

Karainagar Beach
Temples Kovils Hindu Temples

Unbelievable Jaffna Coast

Most of the beaches here are very remote; hence only for explorers and dreamers. Moreover, some of the most beautiful beaches in the region are located on the north-eastern coast of the Jaffna Peninsula. It’s a very lonely region, but the tsunami of 2004 destroyed the abandoned houses visible along the coast up to Point Pedro. Meanwhile, visiting this area with a day trip from Jaffna can be a memorable experience.

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