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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  • Vacationing in Mirisse, beautiful beaches, clear water, the evening many cozy cafes on the beach. There are places where the waves are small and you can swim
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  • Mirissa beach is now already well visited, but you get still a spot under a tree or a Palm tree (medium-priced), if you are willing simply to put up tourists very well developed with pubs of lots of and restaurants
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  • Like the title says! Enough places in the shade, lot of beach restaurants. Big place to swim with some waves, which are nice. Crouded surf spot, be careful for sea urchins!  more »
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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.....
  • Walk around in the beach and pick the best fresh seafood. It is awesome
  • One of best beaches in down south Sri Lanka. A Good place to chill. There are many restaurants/pubs where you can eat and have happy hour at the beach. Can't wait to get back there
  • One of the best beaches in Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan one of a kind beach

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Where to stay in Mirissa

It comes as no surprise that most visitors to Mirissa want to be as close to the beach as possible, and the accommodations in the town cater to this desire. Beachside guesthouses and inns, usually rather modest in size, sit by the sandy stretch and on the roads that lead away from it. The main thoroughfare, Matara Road, features a number of accommodations as it works its way inland to the west, and when it becomes a coastal road to the east of the main town. Some hostels have opened in recent years, providing dormitory-style lodging for particularly budget-conscious travelers.
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