There are many beaches around the country, But the best beaches in Sri Lanka are located in the South where, surfing waves, and migrating whales can be enjoyed.

Unawatuna- Situated on South coast about 5km from the Galle, popular for nightlife, accommodation with lots of hotels to suit all budgets.

Bentota- Located in Sri Lanka's west coast, the best choice for many sun seekers with accommodation and outdoor activities. Waterskiing, jetskiing, sailing and windsurfing are some of the water-based sports available

Hikkaduwa- Located in west coast. its famous for Coral Gardens.

Negombo- An hour's drive from Colombo on the west coast, from wetland boat trips to kitesurfing.

Tangalle- South coast filled with swaying palms and expansive sands and turquoise waters.

Mirissa- On the south coast.one of the best places in the world to enjoy whale-watching as blue and sperm whales.

Arugam Bay- Situated on the east coast of the island.

Nilaveli- Located on the east coast . Off the coast Pigeon Island and its surrounding coral reefs make a good diving and snorkelling spot.

Passekudah and Kalkudah- Are the perfect spot for swimming which is located in east coast.