Mirissa Beach, Mirissa

4.3
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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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  • A bit more protected than Weligama to the west, the next bay over, Marissa Beach is a gorgeous double cove with pristine aquamarine waters. We enjoyed the view over both after climbing Parrot Island....  more »
  • This beach is very average beach. Full of tourist and nothing different from european beaches. If you want to have a more personal experience of Sri Lanka I recommend visiting less crowded beaches...  more »
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  • A very calm and beautiful beach indeed. It has very beautiful site with coconut trees and clean sand. One can sit and watch it the whole day. Better to visit in early morning to feel the peace.
  • Great place for a swim or a surf.
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