Kalutara Beach, Kalutara

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An hour drive from Colombo, Kalutara Beach provides a huge stretch of fine rust-colored sand set over a background of vast blue sea. Clean and occasionally rough with sudden large waves appearing out of nowhere, the beach makes a good spot for board surfers and catamaran goers. Swimmers, however, should take extra caution and observe any posted red flags. You can join fishers drawing in their nets, and look for turtles. Onsite outfits offer elephant tours and monkey photos; you can also explore the many rivers by boat, but be aware of the crocodiles. Prepare for disorganized parking and a lack of public restrooms. Add Kalutara Beach and other attractions to your Kalutara trip itinerary using our Kalutara trip generator.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The beach is dirty the city tie local merchants are very oppressive go your way not mandatory stop
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  • August 18, 2017
    The beach is huge when you are in the water and look at the beach-it's like a fairy tale with beautiful very tall palm trees! The ocean is very large, if swim away, careful, strong waves. The night very dark, raniij dawn ... All very nice and pleasant.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This beach was extremely disappointing - exceptionally dirty with rubbish and cigarette butts, as well as stray dogs pooing on the sand. Didn't seem to be cleaned at all during the two nights we were ...  more »

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Beach resorts dominate in Kalutara, with a selection of large, luxurious options pressed right up against the coast. Most of these expansive resorts offer swimming pools, restaurants, and a range of amenities to complement their natural surroundings. If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, cast your eye a few streets back from the beach to find basic guesthouses, which offer little in the way of amenities, but plenty in terms of rustic charm and friendliness.
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