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Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli
(4.1/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Beautiful beach, even off-season. Maybe some rubbish in some places but you can walk some distance and its fine 
  • It is absolutely the most beautiful beach I have ever seen for greatness, peace and colors. Its highlight is definitely the ability to remain isolated and enjoy the only sound of the sea and the sky
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  • This is one of the best beaches one could visit. White sandy beach is suitable for swimming and other water games. Watch the moon rise on a full moon day.