Negombo Beach, Negombo

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Popular because of its proximity to the airport, Negombo Beach boasts a long and broad stretch of golden sand lined with resorts, bars, and restaurants. Although it attracts fishermen and people who fly into town, the sheer size of the beach makes it easy to find a quiet spot and relax. Take a long, peaceful walk beside the shore, or hang out in a beachside bar and people-watch. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Negombo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Negombo Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 5, 2017
    October is a month early for the season but also the start of the monsoon. The beach area is north of the port area and an anointing canal is inland running north/south. South of the beach is an activ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    First bite of sri lankan beaches wasn't amazing as I dreamed but. Quite a lot of trash. But still a nice place to sit down and watch fishermans pulling their nets up.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Apart from you can't swim in the water as it's too dangerous and there are signs all along the beach. ,saying no swimming It's full of plastic and rubbish disgusting .such a pity.  more »

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Where to stay in Negombo

Its proximity to the airport and its coastline mean that Negombo now offers a long list of places to stay. The mix of accommodations in town remains pretty good, with the focus of many lying understandably on the coast. Family-run guesthouses and welcoming homestays provide the best options for those looking for budget-friendly accommodations, with some right on the beachfront, and others just behind on the side streets, nestled among shops and restaurants. Luxury options come in the form of resorts, set both on the beach and on the side of tree-lined boulevards inland.
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