Hiriketiya Beach is another Sri Lankan spot with fantastic surfing and a slow-paced beachy life. The small horseshoe-shaped bay is lined with coconut palms, and beginner surfers can learn on one side while the more advanced surfers can catch bigger, more powerful waves on the other.
There are a few cafes along the beach as well as a variety of places to stay. This spot has something of a jungle feel to it and beach shacks, surrounded by the dense greenery, offer a place to relax and have a drink and some shade.
Hiriketiya Beach is on the extreme southern tip of Sri Lanka, which is why the waves are so good for surfing. At the same time, people love to sit under the shade of the swaying palm trees with their feet in the golden sands.
You can visit the nearby Dikwella while you are here, which is home to another popular beach. You can also go on a safari at the Yala national Park, which is home to cheetahs and elephants.
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