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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  • If you want to retire on the shore you'll need to arrive at dawn. The expanse of the sea and the sunrise. Simply wonderful
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  • This beach is not as touristy as Unawatuna. It is also smaller but good waves and plenty of avtivities. It is a close walk to shops and restaurants.  more »
  • The beach is the base-friendly since it is a coral reef outside and in front of the entire beach. It comes up big turtles near the beach and the korallfiskar at the edge of the beach. Very reefs to snorkel around.
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  • One of most popular and beautiful beach in the world.popular for coral reefs. very nice to be here.
  • One of my favourite beaches in Sri Lanka. Love this place. There are turtles which you can actually touch and feed. You can swim with them too. And also there are a lot of fishes too. A great place to snorkel. I have been there many times as I love that beach. Sea is awesome there.
  • One of the most popular beaches in sri lanka. This beach had one of the most beautiful corals in the whole country. But most of it was destroyed from the Tsunami back in 2004! Its slowly regaining its original form but it'll take years to be as beautiful as it was before! Nonetheless snorkeling experience is still great. Who wouldn't wanna swim with the fish? There are huge wild turtles and you can feed them too. PS : Don't miss those wonderful beach sunsets!
  • Of all the beaches, we found hikkaduwa to be more vibrant. One of the highlights was spotting variety of fish & wild turtles right on the beach. You can surf, go on a glass bottom boat ride to see the corals and marine life or experience the lagoon boat safari. This beach has a few sea facing restaurants where you can order your pref.drink and food right on the beach.
  • Great beach and it’s safe to swim and to see wild turtles everyday,and the sunsets are amazing well worth a day out

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Where to stay in Hikkaduwa

A popular tourist spot for swimming and surfing, Hikkaduwa offers a good selection of mid-range beach-oriented lodgings. Boutique-style luxury resorts, inexpensive guesthouses, and even beach huts will put you close to the water. A number of diving centers offer their own basic accommodations. For those wanting more privacy and tranquility, a number of hotels cluster around nearby Hikkaduwa Lake, with scenic views and serene balconies.
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