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Hikkaduwa Beach

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Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came to spend the day here as on our beach, ‘Narigama Beach’ waves are too big for swimming. For us it was too busy but for the couple of hours we spent here swimming and watching the Turtles it was worth the effort. Unlike Narigama...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 307cliver
Reviewed 4 days ago

Oh my god I loved this beach. Fairly calm in terms of waves and you get to see Ridley Scotts and a lot of them! They just practically swam around us while we fed them seaweed. Experience never to be forgotten.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Prattyush N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My favorite place to forget about everything , best beach in sri lanka , amazing people , the best place to meet new people, night life there is amazing all clubs are amazing even staff amazing & friendly

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alibcc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A clean, smallish beach, some good snorkeling spots, better further along than the main beach. Don't be tempted to touch or feed the turtles, they are wild animals and should be observed with awe and respect, rather than encouraged to feed close to the shore...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank N973GPlisah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice beach but no sun loungers,parts are easy to paddle and walk into the sea,it can get quite busy and boats are coming and going.The best part is seeing the turtles that are in the shallow waters along the bend of the beach,they seem...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank nadia089
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Hikkaduwa for a day and first we thought it was over crowded but when walking towards south it was more calm, water was clear and we even saw a big turtle. We really enjoyed ‘Your choise’ beach restaurant with its ambience and nice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank JuhaHelsinki
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Beach was close enough to our Hotel Aditya ,and supposedly the Best Beach in the Area,so we spent the Afternoon there ,It was a weekend so the place was crowded & palapas were hard to come by,we managed to get one with a little...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lover1178
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I really like about Hikkaduwaa beach is that the beach itself has fabulous, beautiful, clear warm water, and lots of interesting things to see along the shoreline. But along with that is that it’s a town big enough to feel like you are really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank rhondarecreates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hikkaduwa beach of Sri Lanka is an amazing with several activities. There are severa beach restaurants which cater with european, Indian, Thai and Sri Lankan menu.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Abdul N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having travelled in Thailand and all around Sri Lanka, got to say this beach is clean! It isnt very big per se, and have lots of scubaboats going in and out. But nice little beach.

Date of experience: March 2019
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jlew87
4 March 2019|
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Response from Anan2012 | Reviewed this property |
Lived there for 25 years. Should be good as South-Western monsoon rains should be finished by then. That said ‘Sunny and possible thunderstorm in the afternoon’ is the most common weather forecast!
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Footprints772753
9 December 2018|
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Response from manel777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes its safe for a solo woman.A lot of cafes and bars in the area where you can meet peoole.nice beach.
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Louise D
21 June 2018|
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Response from panarama222 | Reviewed this property |
We snorkeled right off the main beach, towards the left if you're facing the ocean. Just walk out and swim over, you don't need anyone to take you. Enjoy!
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