Polhena Beach, Matara

3.8
#2 of 6 in Parks 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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  • Very nice atmosphere we, tourists facilities then who come to bathe to see whales nice restaurants on the water: very windy which is nice with heat recommend including the Sun Wind with very friendly staff and good food and exceptional waterfront terrace
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  • Go early if you want to get a spot in the shadow. There are no currents due to the reef ahead, so it's very safe for the kids to snorkle also on their own. We actually saw some turtles swimming in pea...  more »
  • This beautiful beach can be reached after about 15 minutes by toktok from Mirissa. The beach is bad friendly as a reef allows that there are some big waves. The beach is quiet not so much people except on weekends, when many local residents will o bathed. If you snorkel a bit out, it has a good chance to see sea turtles. Shadow can get under the trees in the northern part.
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  • Good place. Can have fun. A little dirty and crowded though because one time I saw a man urinating publicly to the beach water but still I go there and have fun!
  • Lovely beech. Good for a swim and snorkelling. A little crowed though on the holiday that we went.
  • Polhena is a beach located in Matara and contains a 4 km (2.5 mi) long coral reef about 200 m (660 ft) off the shore. Because of this, the water near the shore is relatively calm and is a common spot for tourists to swim. Numerous people can be seen scuba diving, surfing and sunbathing along Polhena Beach.
  • Best for marine photograpy 📷🐟🐡🌊⚓️
  • One of lovelyest beach in southasia.A place that you can have fun

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