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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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  • The beach and the sea are beautiful depending on the season or churned out also. Satrken waves, bathing is severely restricted. No beach chairs from the hotel.
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  • Wrong time of year for the beach . We were told best time for a swim in the sea is January / February .  more »
  • It is only 40km from Colombo, you can have a wonderful eve in Kalutara north beach,also known as Calido beach. This is a beautiful strip of land in between river Kalu ( Black river ) closer to its riv...  more »

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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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