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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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  • Beach chic, warm clear water, sand, an excellent entry into the water. In my opinion-one of the best beaches of Sri Lanka, and maybe even the best
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  • Serene and clean beaches, A lot of scuba fiving happening her during the the month of may to october. 
  • The beach is neat and clean and the water isn't too muddy as well. But there isn't much of the crowd in the beach. Good in one sense but becomes scary at times.