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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 have no idea who may think that this place is a "paradise". It's not worth a single hour of your time. Snorekling/ diving is highly overpriced. The beach is full of hungry stray dogs, crows, cows an...  more »
  • It is a very nice beach with loads of palm trees and clear water. There are only few restaurants along the long beach, so have plety of water and check and plan where you want to eat. In other case yo...  more »
  • Clean, scenic and safe beach. Starting point for boating to see dolfins, whales and snorckelling : just ask on the beach ;-)  more »