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. To visit Kalutara Beach and other attractions in Kalutara, use our Kalutara route maker tool .
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  • Many people wander along the beach in either direction, along the surf at the edge of the incredibly warm ocean. Waves can be quite fierce and you must take care of younger children or weak swimmers. ...  more »
  • pretty big town. AVANI Kalutara Beach in Resort. The only strong waves. Have to bathe near breakwaters. Totally satisfied
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  • During our stay by the end of January to mid-February, it was unfortunately not possible to swimming because the waves unfortunately do not allow it. In the water, we nevertheless also the underwater flow nothing made every day with my husband are strong swimmers and us... all the others were I wouldn't perhaps recommend's driver NANDI ask for it just after the Tuktuk and set off to the Bentotalagune the very is beautiful and has no waves! Perfect for non-swimmers to swim!
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Where to stay in Kalutara

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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