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Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay

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Head for some waves, sun, and swimming at Arugam Bay, one of Sri Lanka's top surf beaches. Ride the tide of the Indian Ocean, which meets with the beach's soft golden sand. If swimming and surfing aren't your thing, retreat to one of the restaurants or beachside guesthouses and enjoy views out over the sea. Natural shade at the beach is minimal, so bring sunscreen and an umbrella if you can. A visit to Arugam Bay represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Arugam Bay itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Stayed here in April for 3 nights on our honeymoon. Really enjoyed our time here. The beach was fantastic and because it's off season there were hardly any others around. Not all shops and restaurants...  more »
  • We visited Arugam Bay, stayed there for 2 days during the off-peak season (March). The beach tends to get crowded during the weekend, especially after noon. There are life guards as well in place.  more »
  • We were there two weeks before the season start as beginners surfing and it was perfect! The waves were just better and because the season has not yet was started, we had actually each wave just for us. Unfortunately, some of the restaurants were closed, but we still had a good selection. Definitely worth a trip!
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