Mirissa Beach

Mirissa Beach is a beautiful spot with a laid back atmosphere. Consisting of a generous crescent of smooth, golden sand the beach is large with plenty of room to lay out your towel and relax on the warm sand.

If you want to swim, the left side of the beach is best because you will find rocks and sea urchins along with strong waves on the right side. Mirissa is widely regarded as one of the best beaches to visit in Sri Lanka.

You will find plenty of small restaurants on the beach serving delicious fresh seafood. You can dine on the beach under the stars at night, which is a magical experience.

You can walk on the beach or snorkel around the small reefs off the coast. It can have waves, so surfing is a popular activity as well, especially at the west end of the bay. Enjoy drinking from coconut shells while you relax on the beach, and take in the natural beauty of Mirissa.

There are a good range of places to stay nearby, some with their own private beach access and swimming pools. You can also go whale watching and see these incredible gentle giants up close.

Mirissa Beach is close to the southern tip of Sri Lanka, and you will be in awe of the sunrises and sunsets.

Nearest town/city



  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant

Submit a correction

2022-12-08 14:00:00

Current weather (Thu Dec 8th 14:00)

26.2°C / 79°F

Sea temperature

Mirissa Beach surf forecasts

Mirissa BeachFull weather & tide times info »

What did we get wrong?