Negombo Beach is an attraction that lures in tourists from all over the world. It is a cluster of smaller beaches, each stunning and mesmerizing. It is a popular coastal destination in Western Sri Lanka. The beach has a very long stretch that make it suitable for long walks while enjoying the gorgeous palm trees.
The beach offers you a traditional Sri Lankan beach experience with golden sand, sparkling water, palm trees and lovely tropical weather. The beach is usually not crowded, and one can easily enjoy sunbathing on the golden sand.
Negombo is a small town but has a rich heritage. The beaches offer the tourists a way to relax, unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Surrounded by beautiful hotels, resorts and luxury restaurants, the Negombo Beach is the perfect holiday destination stop. The Negombo Beach area also has several famous churches and unique architectural design that takes inspiration from various parts of the world, which adds to the cultural heritage of the city.
Negombo Beach is not considered to be the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka as the water has a tinge of brown due to the pollution, but it is still a trendy tourists spot. Tourists love to take a stroll on the beach.
While on the beach, you will witness many locals and tourists flying handmade kites. The strong winds in Negombo make kite flying a favourite activity. You can buy these kites from local shops around the beach and join in the fun soaring kites.
Negombo Beach area is just 10 kilometres from the Bandaranaike Airport and can be reached easily by a short car ride. It is about 6 kilometres from the International Airport and also very close to Colombo.
Tourists can take a Bus or a Taxi, each taking about 1 - 1.5 hours to reach the destination. The buses leave every 30 minutes and can cost up to LKR 75 while taxis will prove to be more expensive costing up to LKR 1500.
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