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Nilaveli Beach, Nilaveli

(4.1/5 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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  • Perfect for long walks on the beach, unfortunately not very clean. Natural Beach, is swimming despite waves possible because there is very little current. See feinsandig.
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  • We went in off season I. E. February however the beach is nothing amazing. Only average swell, nice blue water but a little misty. Beach itself is wonderfully long but there are spots where there is a...  more »
  • While this beach is anything but pristine, what with roving cattle and. . . frankly more garbage than usual, there are few people. Also, there are traditional net fisherman around who are happy enough...  more »