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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  • Conveniently located good entrance All the infrastructure has a diving snorkeling boating beside a lot of small wave cafes
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  • The beach itself is very nice, unfortunately it is so crowded. The reason, of course, is the beautiful turtles. Unfortunately, however, these are constantly surrounded, fed, harassed and touched. The "watchman" scolds when he sees that Touris lift up the poor animals, but this seems very hypocritical to me, since it is allowed how these animals are harassed and even food is sold. We came to snorkel, which was sometimes made difficult, because the turtles were also pursued until further out. I often had almost a foot in my face. Ruthless behaviour. The coral reef is unfortunately already more or less dead, but we could see some beautiful fish and even a small reef shark.
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  • Awesome place to experience beauty of a sunset Plenty of beach side restaurants , pubs and resorts are there. The vibrant colours of sky make your eyes and mind excited.
  • A great place for a day out. The people a very nice the water is calm and it's great for paddling or swimming. People of all age groups can have fun here. And if you need refreshments there's a mobile ice cream stall right on the beach. Glass-bottom boats, scuba diving services can be hired from the main road about 20m away.
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