Timings : 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Hiriketiya beach, popularly known as Hiri beach, is near Dickwella town, 20 minutes from Tangalle in Hambantota district, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Hiriketiya beach is a recently discovered cove, with soft, pale yellow sand along sparkling blue water. The circumference of the bay typically has tall, skinny palm trees. Although away from the main road, this beach is quite a busy one. The waves of the bay are gentle and safe. A rocky mouth guards the bay. Locals and tourists frequently visit it because of its aesthetic serenity and cold weather all around the year. The horseshoe bay looks ravishing during the sunset.
Hiriketiya beach serves as an ideal surfing site. The waves here are high enough for surfing and smooth enough to be considered safe. The winds are not too strong, which makes surfing convenient. The place hustles with surfing beginners and trainers. Apart from surfing, swimming is the next everyday activity for visitors on this beach.
The bay sees a mostly young crowd. It is popular amongst youngsters for a backpacking trip, and surfers, who intend staying fit and practising the sport. The epic merging of the blue water and yellow sand, green enclosure and the colour changing sky make Hiriketiya beach the gem of Sri Lanka. Hiriketiya has, unsurprisingly, grown from being an offbeat beach to a full-fledged tourist favourite. This small and cosy place is every beach lover’s dream now.