Right next to Galle is a beautiful wide curving golden beach. The beach has been acclaimed amongst the 12 best beaches in the world. There is a reef protecting the beach, which makes it safe for bathing.
Unawatuna is located just south of Galle and is a small, secluded beach community offering tourists the opportunity to escape to a peaceful, tropical paradise! Unawatuna offers a host of activities like surfing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and scuba diving.
It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy tranquility on a beautiful beach! Tourists can stay at one of the numerous guest houses on and near the beach and enjoy food at several beachside restaurants!
Nilaveli beach is considered one of the purest white sand beaches in Asia.
It has remained protected from tourists and visitors for a long time because of the war and after the war thousands of people are visiting Trincomalee and the Nilaveli beach.
With the reconstruction of the roads and the newly built hotels the visitor count is ever growing and the beach is loosing some of its serenity.
Nilaveli beach is relatively less crowded than most beaches in Sri Lanka and you want find many small shops or various other traders.
Negombo is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. This city is an ideal and liberal place with luxury, tropical life style, for those who want quick access to and from the country's main international airport and also to Colombo city.
The 100 km long canal network running through the city is still used, and outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourist purposes.
Remnants of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, Administrative buildings, Churches and the ceiling frescoes of St. Mary's Cathedral. The fishermen who are based at the Negombo lagoon live in abject poverty in shanty thatch palm villages along the water's edge. They rely mainly on their traditional knowledge of the seasons for their livelihood, using outrigger canoes carved out of tree trunks and nylon nets to bring in modest catches from September through April.
Since the end of the civil war in 2009 and the completion of Tsunami rehabilitation projects, Pasikudah has become a popular tourist destination amongst locals and foreigners alike.
This is because Pasikudah is known to have one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. In other words, people walk kilometers into the sea because the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka's coasts. Pasikudah is easily accessible from Trincomalee and Batticaloa, both of which cities have star class accommodation. Pasikudah is fast becoming an investors hub as foreign and local investors have shown interest in developing tourism along the beach.
The Sri Lankan government's strict environmental policies have prevented certain plans for mass development, however at the same time the government's strong economic policies have promoted development to a certain extent.