The beach of Hikkaduwa is situated 98 km from Colombo towards the south of Sri Lanka. This fun coastal town, 14 km away from Galle was the first (1960’s) of Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches to be discovered by tourists. Snorkelling and diving in the clear waters are a major past-time along this stretch and is the most environmentally friendly way to see the colourful fish that dart around. The coral sanctuary found along the coast of Hikkaduwa is a large shallow body of water enclosed by a reef, decorated with layers of multi coloured corals, and is home to countless numbers of vibrantly coloured fish. Off the beach there is a collection of small islets surrounded by beautiful coral formations. Many species of fish and large turtles are found here. There are more than four different shipwrecks for diving enthusiasts to explore along with dive shops offering PADI courses and equipment.
With plenty of beachfront accommodation and a reputation as the second best surf spot in Sri Lanka, the reason why so many visit Hikkaduwa is blatantly clear. The resort area has now engulfed two or three villages south of it, and is now a 4km strip of hotels, shops, bars, restaurants and guesthouses. The beaches are lovely and wide and swimming is safe here, though the currents are stronger when it comes to the south of Hikkaduwa. The impressive coral reef runs just offshore and is still populated by exotic fish and sea turtles. Glass bottomed boats are available for visitors wanting to admire the wonders of the deep while keeping their feet dry! After a short distance southwards from the centre of the reef, it diminishes and starts a wider sandy bottomed beach with good waves ideal for board surfing and body surfing.
You can always rent the necessary equipment needed for snorkelling and surfing from a number of places Hikkaduwa is an established tourist destination and the surfing there is quite well known.Hikkaduwa Beach Sri Lanka
Hikkaduwa Beach Sri Lanka
The area is not overcrowded but there are many tourists and locals during the peak season. Since its a coral reef, it is always advisable for travellers to be safe than sorry. Do not feel intimidated by the locals although there might be instances that you are hassled. There are many shops selling Masks, Gems, Jewellery, Batik, Antiques and etc. along with several Buddhist temples, all which add spice to life at Hikkaduwa.
(Following accommodation list is randomly generated)Hotels & Other Accommodation
No. 29, Upper Dickson Road, Galle
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912244322
No. 12a, Mangala Mawatha, Bentota
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0342271136
Avenra Beach Hotel
No 714, Narigama Hikkaduwa
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0912277186
523c-446, Colombo Road, Ginthota, Galle.
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0114715020
Tel : 0912224017
Ocean Beach Club
Patuwatha, Dodanduwa, Hikaduwa
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Tel : 0912277366
Uswaththa Ihala, Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912250159
The Surf Bentota.
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Tel : 0342275126
P. O. Box 01, 80615, Talpe
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Tel : 0912283460
Galle Road, Ahungalle
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0913098689
Gloria Grand Hotel
Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna
Tel : 0912250770
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0912282411
Vivanta By Taj-bentota
National Holiday Resort, Bentota
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0345555555
No:503, Thembiliyana Estate, Dehiowita
Tel : 0362230194
Whispering Palms Hotel
Galle Road, Yalegama, Induruwa
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 0342275181
Citrus - Hikkaduwa
No. 400, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 0914383244
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