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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. Our Hikkaduwa itinerary maker makes visiting Hikkaduwa Beach and other Hikkaduwa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Hikka beach is a very nice beach. Pure and ckean water all the way. However watch out for the beach boys, they try to sell you illeagle stuff. 
  • Nice place perfect beach, fine people, turtles that lay eggs on the beach. the beach is perfect for swimming.
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  • Nice beach: just a broad band of soft fine yellow sand, good input into the ocean, the ocean is warm and tender (when there are no big waves). Molested little and they are not aggressive, one "no" or even at a distance to shake his head, and they walked on. On the beach clean. Here boats do not interfere, especially gasoline smell we didn't feel. On the left there is a small Pier to which come lured large turtle (2-3). But they enjoyed such sustained attention vacationers wanting to sit on them, that becomes their pity, Yes and it is not always possible to have even just see they are human beings. Unfortunately, to get to the pier, it is necessary to move a small sewer River, shot into the ocean. Sometimes (in hot weather) it stinks. There are cafes with wifi, is with some small amount of deck chairs and umbrellas. On the rocks about cafes (Mamas) and at the cherepashech'em Pier run crabs, from cm to 8 cm. Weather in early November (2016 g): the temperature is about 30 degrees, the water in the ocean is very warm, very humid air, showers are possible (per 2 weeks 2 days usually take place relatively quickly, mainly at night). Fully sunny and cloudy days was 50/50. Red flags, but almost always it was possible to swim in the Ocean near the shore. Despite the sunny off-season, the Sun is very harsh, people write correctly that a factor of 50, even in cloudy weather
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