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Polhena Beach, Matara

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Snorkel through 4 km (2.5 mi) of heavenly coral reef at Polhena Beach. You'll see an abundance of tropical fish and sea turtles as you move through the shallow water and beyond to the reef. The sea's gradual increase in depth leaves plenty of shallows for the kids to splash around in, while you make your way out towards the reef. Enjoy the music and frivolity of local visitors to the beach, which also provides a parking lot and restaurants, where you can rest from the sun's rays and grab a bite. Make Polhena Beach a part of your Matara vacation plans using our Matara trip itinerary maker.
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  • In October 2015 being snorkelling with my kids, super nice, lots of turtles and nice piece of coral. Now been in October 2016 and all the coral is not gone, so for snorkeling only fun for the turtles. The beach is beautiful and no natural and fine for swimming.
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  • We had a fantastic morning snorkelling with the very happy guide Chaminda - he provides snorkels and flippers for 800 per person - then guides for free! We saw turtles - as requested - stingray sea cu...  read more »
  • Beautiful beach protected by a coral reef with turtles grazing. Mr Batik sell nice work, and eat well at Beach Inns Holiday Resort with its terrace overlooking the sea.
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