While there are plenty of beaches in Sri Lanka, some truly stand out, providing the perfect escape by the sea; Pasikuda Beach is just such an idyllic haven!
This scenic spot lies along the island’s east coast; it’s around a seven-hour drive from the commercial capital, Colombo, and 28 km from Batticaloa town. To truly enjoy Pasikuda Beach, hotels can be found by the shore overlooking the ocean; options like Amethyst Resort Passikudah even have a river running through the property offering more enchanting views.
Apart from its gorgeous white sands, Pasikuda Beach also lays claim to be the world’s longest shallow coastline; the protected bay features shallow, calm waters and you can safely walk quite far out to sea. It’s perfect for swimming and spending time with the family. Because of its east coast location, you can catch some magical sunrises too!
The active type wanting to do more than just soak up the sun can enjoy plenty of water sports here. For families and groups, snorkelling and banana boat rides are not to be missed. Choose a resort that also offers more activities; popular options include water-skiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, Hobie Cat sailing and deep-sea fishing.
Those based at Pasikuda Beach can also embark on scuba diving adventures. Generally, the optimal period is from mid-May to the end of October; for your convenience, choose a resort that has a dive centre with PADI-certified courses too. You can look forward to exploring everything from reefs with marine life to World War Two shipwrecks!