Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa

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Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the clear waters of Hikkaduwa Beach, where you can discover school of colorful fish, large sea turtles, and multi-layered coral reefs. Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour to admire the sea life without getting wet. You can also rent a surfboard, take a few surfing lessons, and make the best of the strong currents. Diving enthusiasts usually come here for the four different shipwrecks and tiny islets surrounded by coral formations. The area boasts a strip of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as several Buddhist temples. Add Hikkaduwa Beach and other attractions to your Hikkaduwa trip itinerary using our Hikkaduwa road trip planning app .
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  • October 6, 2017
    Nice beach with shallow bay. Clean sand, got good sunset shot during my visit. Many marine species can be seen in this beach waters beset with coral reefs etc.  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Clean beach with rock pools as clear sandy areas. Water is crystal clear. Sea turtles come onto the beach at night. There are several dives schools on the beach giving excursions to the coral reefs. G...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Long Beach line, everyone will find a place for the soul. The main thing is not to be lazy and take a stroll along the shore. Here you can and posjorfit, and feed the turtles, and snorlingom, and swim, and just sit in a café on the beach and look at the power of the ocean, and in the evening enjoy the beautiful sunset.
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Where to stay in Hikkaduwa

A popular tourist spot for swimming and surfing, Hikkaduwa offers a good selection of mid-range beach-oriented lodgings. Boutique-style luxury resorts, inexpensive guesthouses, and even beach huts will put you close to the water. A number of diving centers offer their own basic accommodations. For those wanting more privacy and tranquility, a number of hotels cluster around nearby Hikkaduwa Lake, with scenic views and serene balconies.
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