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Polhena Beach, Matara

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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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  • The beach does not have a lot of infrastructure, but the water visibility is good and the turtles appear quickly. They told us that the best time to see them is from 10:30, but the saw almost 1 hour before. Are calm and seem accustomed to divers. Great experience!
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  • Beach is fantastc! less waves and best in the morning.It's like a pool.Enjoyed snorkelling.Many beautiful fish and turtles.  more »
  • A beautiful beach ideal for swimming refresh and above all dive in an area full of underwater life
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