Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa

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Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the clear waters of Hikkaduwa Beach, where you can discover school of colorful fish, large sea turtles, and multi-layered coral reefs. Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour to admire the sea life without getting wet. You can also rent a surfboard, take a few surfing lessons, and make the best of the strong currents. Diving enthusiasts usually come here for the four different shipwrecks and tiny islets surrounded by coral formations. The area boasts a strip of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as several Buddhist temples. Add Hikkaduwa Beach and other attractions to your Hikkaduwa trip itinerary using our Hikkaduwa road trip planning app .
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  • For best experience- find the hotels with entrance from the Hikkaduwa-Galle main road and the other end is facing the beach. A cool and calm place with a chilled beer watching the waves will make your...  more »
  • What me very impressed, that the beach boys cleaned the beach. What I found very pleasant that you hardly harassed.
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  • On the south of the island, in places like Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa, lie the white sands of the Indian Ocean beaches. A far cry from the green jungles and tea plantations on the mountains. However, all...  more »
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  • Plenty things to do, heap's of accommodation, restaurants and or bars to have a top meal friendly locals but that's Sri Lanka anyway , beaches are clean and safe for everyone. Tours to other areas reasonable on the pocket. Just a great place. Come at the right part of the year, and have a great holiday. Come and stay at the Villa Red Lobster, clean, bright, owner staff all helping you to have a fantastic stay.Good prices accommodation big brekky not more you could ask for, so get over here.
  • Great beach for kids. Facing the beach, walk towards extreme left to meet two beautiful turtles that come to the shore to feed. Walk down the beach to the extreme right end (close to the coconut trees), step into the waters to see thousands of beautiful fishes. It will be like you are standing in an aquarium. If you have kids, don't give this beach a miss.
  • Situated 100km south of Colombo, popular for its diving and corals. Creating a beautiful and safe snorkelling area, to explore the large range of exotic fish. Also a popular destination for surfing and diving. Primarily a tourist attraction, tourists enjoy this beach as a great place to unwind and enjoy the clear blue skies and simply enjoy the sunshine and magnificent views on offer in Sri Lanka.
  • Nice but without any facilities. Few other things near diving or sea tours should be a BIG plus! The turtles and fishes transform a common beach in an amazing one: is the Hikkaduwa beach situation and is wonderful!
  • A very touristy beach which lots of options for entertainment. Many restaurants and bars right on it as well, a lot of them completely overpriced and of low quality. Feels a bit like little Odessa as well but still: the beach itself is lovely, snorkelling is extremely fun (hundreds of different and colourful fish)
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