Crow Island Beach, Colombo Overview

Crow Island Beach is on the shores of the Indian Ocean at the capital city Colombo; it is adjacent to the mouth of the Kelani River. The beach 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.

Spread over an area of 17 acres and opened in 2016, Crow Island Beach Park has plenty of options to pass the time, for the easygoing as well as the energetic—from numerous benches for merely resting and gazing at the sunset, to hobbies such as kite-flying. One can also grab a bite at any of the food stalls or the restaurant inside the park.

If you are a tourist looking to unwind, a visit to Crow Island Beach is undoubtedly a must for a rejuvenating break before you take off for another round of sightseeing.

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Things To Do At Crow Island Beach

Kite Flying-There is perhaps nothing as unconventional yet aesthetic as flying a kite. Kite flying is a favourite activity amongst visitors to Crow Island Beach. Like most seaside locations, the beach witnesses moderate to heavy winds, suitable for the sport.

Fitness Activities-Crow Island Beach Park has several picturesque trails for anyone looking to walk, jog or cycle; these trails pass through a stunning inlet, mangrove trees and marshes. A watchtower also lies amid the trails, where one can enjoy the panorama of the surrounding area. Kids can entertain themselves at a dedicated children’s’ play area, or even enjoy horse riding.

Shopping, Food and Drink-With a plethora of beach huts and shops scattered along the paths, there is no shortage of good food at Crow Island Beach; these shops mainly sell Sri Lankan snacks and beverages. Barracuda, a famous Sri Lankan seafood restaurant chain, also has an outlet here. The restaurant serves mostly Sri Lankan, Chinese and Indian fare. The stores at Crow Island Beach also sell toys and other knick-knacks.

Relax-A viewing platform at the beach lets you gaze across the ocean and enjoy the views of the Colombo Harbour as ships sail in. The benches under the trees offer a brief respite from the heat.

Crow Island Beach Timings and Entry Fee

Crow Island Beach is open to visitors all through the day. There is no entry fee to the beach or the park. The beach has an adjoining parking facility for visitors, with ample parking spaces.

Best Time To Visit Crow Island Beach

As a favourite spot for hanging out with friends and family, Crow Island Beach is frequently crowded during the evenings. If you are planning a visit to the park for a walk or a jog, the best time is the early hours of the morning as the atmosphere in the park is quite idyllic.

Tips For Visiting Crow Island Beach

1. It is advisable to not swim or bath at Crow Island Beach, as the waters are rather polluted and not very safe, either.

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