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Good for surfing and sunset but many sand flies

Nice vibe full of young people, good for surfing and chilling and watching the sunset :) Not so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Crowded beginners/intermediate heaven

Weligama beach is probably the largest surf bay on the south east of the island. It’s a shallow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claes N
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Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice vibe full of young people, good for surfing and chilling and watching the sunset :) Not so good for swimming and many sand flies which bite a lot :(

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Crazysexyfuntraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weligama beach is probably the largest surf bay on the south east of the island. It’s a shallow sand reef which make it safe although the waves are moving quite a bit. For an advanced surfer it’s probably crap but for beginners/intermediate surfers it’s a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot, white sand, constant waves for surfing, loads of surf schools... great for singles, families and couples... fun for everyone

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DonnaS957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're traveling through Sri Lanka and would like to try how it works on a surfboard you should go for a visit to Weligama Beach. There are plenty of surf schools where you just can go and ask for a surf lesson. Very wide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelbuddiesallover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing beach. We stayed at the Weligama Marriot hotel I would highly recommend and rate as one of Sri Lanka’s best hotels. The beach has amazingly soft shaft and generally very clean and safe for locals and foreigners alike. The waves aren’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Indika S
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Amazing beach great if you love to surf and plenty of people to teach you if you can’t but also great to just relax or swim lots or cafes to eat in aw well

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank banterer15
Reviewed 25 October 2018

So special to swim in the Indian Ocean from such a beautiful, convenient and picturesque beach. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jill H
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Lovely beach but be careful spending too much time in the water, particularly up by the island. Ear infections and stomach bugs are common due to the filthy water that flows out of the river there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joe C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I was at the Weligama Beach in Weligama for a few days in February. I was staying at the near by Ahangama, and it was the closest popular beach to my hotel. The beach is very beautiful, great sunsets over here, and some fantastic beach...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank nrm77
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I originally from Weligama, so I know this is one of the best beach you can find in Southern Coastal to enjoy your day. When you come to the beach you can see the whole Weligama Bay and if you like you can enjoy the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emalsha R
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Ulrica H
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Response from peninsula65 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September which was very rough and not terribly safe, there were no locals swimming and the Hotel staff advised not to go in the water. This is the period between the two monsoons so there is no rain but bad... More