Snorkel through 4 km (2.5 mi) of heavenly coral reef at Polhena Beach. You'll see an abundance of tropical fish and sea turtles as you move through the shallow water and beyond to the reef. The sea's gradual increase in depth leaves plenty of shallows for the kids to splash around in, while you make your way out towards the reef. Enjoy the music and frivolity of local visitors to the beach, which also provides a parking lot and restaurants, where you can rest from the sun's rays and grab a bite. Arrange to visit Polhena Beach and other attractions in Matara using our Matara trip builder app .
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A safe place for kids to swim. The water is shallow and has a few deeper Zones where you can swim and Dive. IF you are Lucky you can meet a Turtle, when you are snokelling. There are lots of locals more »
I went on September which is their low season. Once you got there, the locals gonna offer you the snorkeling gears to see the turtles ...etc. Not many tourists in the morning when I was there and it w... more »
Nice place with beach parking.. clean water and changing rooms available at the place.Beach wear also available for sale.very crowded at public holidays..
Nice view. Good place for groups ,young children and families . Overall 👍
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