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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  • Indian ocean is rough in October so swimming is not advisable. The beach itself is very nice however due to rough ocean there were lot of tree trunks and also few bottles on the beach from the nearby ...  more »
  • A beautiful spot for sunset or walks on the beach. If you simply ignore the (relatively few) flying dealers, it is also relaxed, they leave you after a while alone. Baden can however not really, because the sea has strong undercurrents (often blows the Red or yellow flag). To the waist, you can do in the water, which should only good swimmers and small children!
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  • Beach unusable, dirty, not maintained; Red flag permanently, and sea often choppy, anyway not possible d enjoy it n not even ago Transat installed
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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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