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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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  • Excellent for a casual afternoon exercise....it was raining when I was there but that took away nothing of the experience but....keep you dry clothes in a plastic bag and in sight at all times. It's i...  more »
  • A lot of the weekend world. Lots of dogs. Difficult to swim, a current hang out you, fewer rolls on the beach of matara, not easy with children.
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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