Polhena Beach, Matara

3.2
#7 of 20 in Outdoors in Matara
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. Arrange to visit Polhena Beach and other attractions in Matara using our Matara trip builder app .
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  • Mata a beach popular with locals, it's a good beach. Families with young children than those who had a lot of experience. The sand and it's also a good place to come and play in the sand.
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  • If you're in matara you must visit polhena beach it's one of good one in south part of sri lanaka It's busy beach You can have your food easily because you can find good restaurants out side of beach  more »
  • nice beach for enjoy well. No much crowded (when i visit), lifeguards also in this beach. some times you can see the sea turtles. because i saw.  more »

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Where to stay in Matara

A couple of hotels stand close to the train station in Matara, as well as some guesthouses located on the side streets of the Fort district. But the greatest diversity of accommodations lies down by the coast. Matara Beach has some hotels and guesthouses right on the waterfront, while Polhena Beach to the west adds sprawling resorts into the mix, as well as homestays, high-rise hotels, and eco-lodges.
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