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Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli

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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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  • I love this beach, it's beautiful, clean and not a lot of tourists, so it's quite! The sand is nice and the waves are cool! If you want to relax, this is the right beach for you!!  more »
  • The beach was so much fun because of the waves which are just the right size for a family with small kids. We spend hours jumping into the waves and playing with sand on the beach. The water is gorgeo...  more »
  • Huge with white sand loss from view of cows resting on the sand with the boats is very beautiful
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Where to stay in Nilaveli

Nilaveli's lodgings lie between the coastal Nilaveli Road and the sea. Looking to outdo one another for sea views, the hotels here have plenty to offer by way of location, with none situated too far from the sand. Additional facilities vary depending on price, with some particularly well appointed retreats offering private pools, spas, and veranda restaurants, while the humbler options let the coastline speak for itself.
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