Pottuvil Point Beach

Pottuvil Beach is a favorite for surfers. Located just along from Sri Lanka’s surfing Mecca of Arugam Beach, it is a place to sunbathe and relax on the long stretch of golden sand as you look out over the blue ocean waters. There are rocky formations towards the point itself, and the long sandy beach is wonderful for walking and watching sunsets.

Behind the beach is the beautiful Pottuvil Lagoon where you can take a boat ride safari. This area of wetlands and mangroves is home to elephants, crocodiles, water buffalo and a variety of birdlife. You can also visit the Muhudu Maha Vihara Buddhist temple nearby, which dates back over 2,000 years.

Surfing is the primary draw to this spot, with quality waves at Pottuvil Point. A long righ-hand point break, the surf here is usually somewhat smaller than at neighbouring Arugam Bay.

There is plenty to explore, including a trip to Arugam Bay just a few kilometers up the coast. Here you will find different types of hotels here, and restaurants and cafes. There is plenty to do in the little town, and you can enjoy a relaxing holiday full of rest and fun.

Nearest town/city

Wattegama

Activities

  • Surfing

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Current weather (Fri Sep 25th 18:00)

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25°C / 77°F

Sea temperature
28.5°C
83.3°F

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