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Polhena Beach, Matara
(3.1/5 based on 120+ 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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  • nice beach had a fantastic time with my family,children enjoyed lot stayed at polhena village hotel,amazing food and hospitality with private beach would visit again next year 
  • Nice beach (but it was a bit heavy waved when we were there). But if you've already gone to Arugam Bay maybe you'll be deceived here. Lot of wastes on the beach and along beach road. 
  • Polhena Beach has a reef so the big waves break off shore leaving the bay fairly calm for swimming which is a welcome relief There were no public change rooms so I did what all the Sri Lankan women do...  more »