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Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli

(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Try your hand at dolphin-watching and relax on the white sand of Nilaveli Beach, where you can go swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and diving. Grab a bite at one of the nearby restaurants, and enjoy the idyllic beachfront. You can also embark on a boat ride to nearby islands, exploring the area's hidden gems, such as the renowned Pigeon Island. You can easily find onsite accommodations to suit your budget. Use our Nilaveli vacation planner to visit Nilaveli Beach on your trip to Nilaveli, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Completely empty Beach, clean Ocean, almost no waves. Very warm water in the ocean. But the beach is absolutely no features
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  • Secluded clean beach with vast views and amazing calm water. All hotels near have sunchairs and umbrellas - without it it is easy to get burned.  more »
  • Amazing beach, long stretch of white sand, extremely clean. No rocks or see weed to be found. Few local dogs around but won't bother you and you can order your meal on the beach- not an issue.  more »