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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  • Here you can see sea turtles up close and (with sea grass, is everywhere on the beach). They are chipped so probably are not really wanted turtles but care turtles. Only Russians EVERYWHERE, don't know why but it seems to be a Russian enclave, not my thing (e.g. no respect for the turtles to name but a few). Mirissa beach is like very much nicer.
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  • Nice beach but not so big. Dining/ drinking with your feet i the sand. Lot of places to eat drink and party. Quit places but also more crowded.  more »
  • Went there by taking the train which was a scenic journey of 2 hours with the train chugging along while hugging the coastline. Amazing view of the beaches all the way to the Hikkaduwa beach. The plac...  more »

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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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