Dikwella Beach

  • Dikwella Beach - Sri Lanka
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  • Dikwella Beach - Sri Lanka
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Dikwella Beach is not as widely known to tourists as many of South Sri Lanka’s beaches, and it is generally quieter. Set in a horeshoe-shaped bay near the southern tip of the country it is a generous stretch of powdery white sand backed by leaning palm trees. It is usually safe to swim because the beach is protected by offshore sandbars and reefs which take most of the power out of the waves. 

The rocks around the shoreline and lack of waves prevent people from surfing at Dickwella, but there are other adventure sports available. However, Dikwella Beach is aplace to relax and the perfect place to enjoy a massage on the beach, sunbathe, or go for a nice walk on the soft sand.

Nearby are plenty of restaurants offering local cuisine and unique dishes that you won’t find elsewhere. You should also visit the Sunday market for some great deals as you shop. You can also eat at the small stalls near the beach, and the local cuisine is unique and delicious.

The weather in this part of Sri Lanka is warm all year round, but you may want to avoid July to October with the rains. The rest of the year is usually sunny, and this is a great place to relax and enjoy yourself. This is a quiet spot to head for to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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25°C / 77°F

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