Looking for a holiday by a Sri Lankan beach?? Here are the top 5 golden beaches in Sri Lanka. This country has more than a thousand miles of golden beaches to relax during your holiday in Sri Lanka.

  1. Mirissa

Mirissa is an incredible sandy beach located at the tip of down south with a crescent-shaped, which is a paradise for beach lovers. A known place for its spectacular sunsets and sunrises. November to March is the best time to surf in Mirissa with nice turned waves of its best. Whale watching facilities are also offered at Mirissa, few miles away from the shore. It’s a safe and clean area to fulfill your dreams of being in a paradise.

      2. Arugam Bay

A beautiful beach of a Bay of the Indian Ocean located on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka closes to Potuvil town. Known as the best surfing point of Sri Lanka, also listed as one of the best in the world.  May to September is ideal for surfing at Arugam Bay where the ascendant wind hits the shore throughout the day. Also, you can find lots of local pubs to enjoy your life there.

       3. Unawatuna

A beautiful horseshoe shaped beach with golden sand on the southern coast, a few miles away from Galle.  Also known as Jungle beach since it’s covered by the “Rumassala” jungle. A shallow pool is lying more than 50 meters from the shore. It’s an ideal place to swim and snorkeling in this safe water without any risk. Several interesting wreck dives also can be enjoyed at Unawatuna beach area, few miles away from the shore.

       4. Negombo

A Sandy shoreline with a long magnificent view of the Negombo lagoon located few miles away from Katunayake International Airport. Sunset and sunrise over the lagoon is a popular sight of among tourists. Due to popularity, Negombo beach is always a crowded place. Yet a safe place for a swim in a clear shallow water.  The area is surrounded by a traditional fishing harbor, where you can have a visit to see traditional fishing techniques.


Nilaveli beach is located at eastern province a few kilometers away from Trincomalee town. Along picturesque view of the sea and the Pigeon island is very popular with the backpackers. September to May is ideal for snorkeling and diving at Nilaveli. Pigeon Island is a few miles away from the beach. Boat rides are available to the island from the shore. Snorkeling around the island is one of an amazing experience with the view of sea corals underneath crystal clear water.


  • If you are going to a Sri Lankan Beach, make sure to leave your valuables somewhere safe.
  • Follow the guidelines or signboards every time.
  • We hardly find crocodiles in Sri Lankan Beach, but you never know!


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