Sri Lankan Beaches

Soak up sunny beaches, no matter what time of year

Surrounded by the ocean and over 1000 kilometres of palm fringed golden coastline, Sri Lanka boasts of some of the finest and most picturesque beaches in the world. Better still, Sri Lanka is a year-round beach destination; when the north-east monsoon wind blows from November to March, one can enjoy the sunny and calm beaches in the western and southern coastline. During the south-west monsoon season from April to October, the attractive beaches of the east, considered among the best in the world, are ready to be enjoyed.A small port town largely supported by its centuries-old fishing industry, Negombo is a taste of yesteryear in Sri Lanka.

With bustling fish markets, sandy beaches and a 100-kilometre-long canal running through the town that is still used, Negombo showcases Sri Lankan in a different light and, with an abundance of fresh seafood available, it’s also a haven for food lovers.

Located only 12km south of Colombo on a stretch of beach known as the ‘Golden Mile’, Mount Lavinia is always popular with locals and foreigners alike. It is famous because of the legendary Mount Lavinia Hotel which was originally the mansion of the British Governor of Ceylon. Because of the fascinating history, Mount Lavinia has become one of the most sought after locations for romantic weddings by both Sri Lankans and foreigners.