Beaches in Colombo

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Beaches in Colombo

Colombo, a must-visit destination in Sri Lanka, offers its tourists with all kinds of experiences. Some of the major experiences that tourists get to enjoy here can be availed at the beaches in Colom (Read More)bo. Be it a great nightlife or tasty seafood or enjoying the view, everything seems better at the beac. Visit any of the beaches to taste for yourself this amazing experience.

Here is the list of 9 Beaches in Colombo

1. Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green
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The Galle Face Green is a beautiful park and beach in Colombo which covers an area of almost five hectares and is in the fort area of Sri Lanka's capital. Enjoy yourself and forget the worries of your day by indulging in a vast span of activities like kite flying, fishing, football, beach volleyball, jogging, or just taking a relaxing stroll by the beach.

2. Wellawatte Beach

Wellawatte Beach

Located right next to Wellawatte Railway Station and complete with a beach facing seafood restaurant and small vendors, Wellawatte Beach is an ideal place to relax and take a bath with lifeguards stationed and patrolling. The beach in Colombo gets family visitors from all over the city because of its overall look and facilities.

3. Crow Island Beach

Crow Island Beach

Crow Island Beach is a popular local beach in the capital city of Colombo, lying adjacent to the mouth of the Kelani River. This beach in Colombo is most famous for its namesake beach park. As the name suggests, Crow Island Beach Park is a public recreational area for people of all ages, with a host of assorted activities on offer at its premises.

4. Mount Laviniya Beach

Mount Laviniya Beach

The main bathing spot in Colombo for families and travellers alike, Mount Lavinia Beach is known for its fantastic landscape but the waters can be rough during certain times of the year. Bustling with life, the locals sell all kinds of things, and there are even sea-facing restaurants right on the beach. Moreover, this beach is perfect for beginner swimmers.

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5. Panadura Beach

Panadura Beach

The Western Province of Sri Lanka houses Panadura, located 27 km from the capital city of Colombo. Panadura Beach is a lovely vacation beach for those who shy away from crowds. This beach is unlike most beaches in Sri Lanka, like Hikkaduwa and Mirissa. Coconut trees, sumptuous food whole-heartedly prepared by the women in Kalutara, and cosy homestays against the backdrop of the salty ocean breeze are what attract vacationers to this beach.

6. Preethipura Beach

Preethipura Beach

Preethipura Beach is a picturesque beach in Sri Lanka's capital, surrounded by beautiful rock beds and is perfect for people learning to swim. The beach caters to everyone who wants a peaceful place to relax and sunbathe. With provisions like lifeguards and on-beach snacks with several shacks and stalls, the beach is an ideal spot for families and older vacationers.

7. Negombo Beach, Negombo

Negombo Beach, Negombo

Negombo Beach, located to the north of Colombo, is a short drive away. It is a cluster of smaller beaches, each stunning and mesmerizing. The beach has a very long stretch that makes it suitable for long walks while enjoying the gorgeous palm trees. The beach is usually not crowded and offers a traditional Sri Lankan beach experience with golden sands, sparkling water, palm trees and lovely tropical weather.

8. Kalpitiya Beach, Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya Beach, Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is located in the north of Sri Lanka and is a collection of 14 islands. The group of islands is primarily known for its waterfronts and attracts a lot of crowd throughout the year. Two things that people visit Kalpitiya, especially for are watersports and dolphins. The island is surrounded by a long stretch of sand that attracts a lot of tourists because of its scenic beauty.

9. Bentota Beach, Bentota

Bentota Beach, Bentota

Perhaps the most popular beach town on Sri Lanka’s western coast, Bentota is known for its namesake Bentota Beach. Stretches of golden sands lined by palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, crystal clear waters, a relatively untainted, tranquil and family-friendly atmosphere, and plenty of water sports—Bentota Beach has all the makings of a topnotch seaside getaway.

These beaches in Colombo can ensure that you get an amazing experience of beach life along with beach fun in Sri Lanka!

This post was published by Muhammed Salih

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