Mirissa Beach, Mirissa

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Crystal clear waters, unblemished scenery, and a fun little night market await you at Mirissa Beach. Not too commercial or touristy, the beach offers peace and quiet as you lie down on one of the sun beds lined up along the coast. Rougher waters make for great body surfing, and the rocks harbor some marine life to observe while snorkeling. You might be surprised to hear that whales and dolphins--even giant blue whales--live in the water off this beach, so keep your eyes open. During the evening, tables with fresh produce line up along the coast, so be sure to take your pick from the delicious options available. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Mirissa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mirissa Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Came here with high hopes which were subsequently dashed. Despite it being off season, we assumed a beach is a beach, right? Faced with piles of rubble from demolished buildings, a badly decaying dolp...  more »
  • I don't even know where to start. We came to Mirissa after Tangelle (beautiful beach) and we're expecting a few nice bars and restaurants. What we found was that 2 days before our arrival the governme...  more »
  • Beyond hard to go not because the waves are high and large rocks on the beach before the tide is out at sea, climbing the narrow cliffs and spectacular views! Overlooking the milissabeach, on the other side is the Indian Ocean. Is a narrow and dangerous Cliff Road, but should never go here ^ ^
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  • COOL. Stunning array of lights on beach at night, FROM bars/ restaurants , candles on dinner tables. Endless happy hours ! No rubbish on beach. No potholes on roadside . No-one to HASSLE you / rip you off. People GENUINELY friendly / Humorous. Food delicious. Fresh SEAFOOD on display. Can swim/ surf / snorkel/ chill........
  • Very nice beach with kind of a small island on one side. The beach has a fine and is great for relaxing and enjoying life. Small bars and restaurants are close by, so you don't have to walk far to get something to bite or drink. The small island is a bit adventurous to access, but provides you with a great view across the bay. It also looks like a little Robinson Island with the trees and bushes.
  • Beach is beautiful and touristic. But my experience in the beach is not good. There are many beach parties are happening in the evening to midnight and some are till the morning everyday. Whale watching boat services are available in the area. Popular place for backpacks and so many hostels are available for reasonable prices. But not for locals.
  • Although touristic place an excellent place for surfing and whale watching. It's not a good idea to swim everywhere because of the immediately deep sea bed and rocks, please make sure that you are enjoying your dip in the right place.
  • One of the best places in the world to see blue and other whales. We were able to see many whales including calf in the deep sea. There were spinner dolphins also playing around the boat.The sea is Crystal clear and with zero pollution. The boat services are professional for showing the whales and others ... excellent for family outings and wildlife photography
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