Bentota Beach

Bentota Beach is famous for its breathtaking scenery. Backed by tall cocnut palms, this is a secluded beach with beautiful golden sand stretching out to the clear blue waters. This is low-key and chilled out spot with quiet surroundings, and people come here to relax.

The water is safe for swimming unless you see red flags which indicate there are strong currents. If you want to participate in water sports, you will find windsurfing, boogie boarding, jet skiing, and more.

Just behind the beach are the wide waters of the Bentota River, where you can see many different animals in their natural habitat, including birds, crocodiles, and iguanas.

You can also go on a bike tour of nearby areas, or dine on the beach under the stars. There are nearby trekking day trips if you want to see the natural beauty surrounding this place.

The nightlife is mellow, but you can find bars on the beach. You might also want to attend one beach party where everyone has fun together under the stars listening to music and dancing.

This beach is a planned tourist development, and you will find beachside hotels, many of which have swimming pools.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


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2022-12-02 19:00:00

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