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Bentota Beach, located on the island’s southwest shore, has long been a favorite beach destination. This lovely and lengthy stretch of beach is great for both relaxing and family vacations.

Water sports such as jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing, and towing activities are also popular at the beach. Perhaps the greatest location for a variety of watersports in Sri Lanka. There are several stores along the beach and in the city that sell snorkeling and scuba diving equipment.

Bentota is a great place to visit all year, but the best time to enjoy for watersports is between October and April.

Beruwala Beach is close to Bentota Beach, which is also a famous beach destination. The beaches are also popular honeymoon and wedding locations.

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Nearby Attractions

  • Madu River

The Madu Ganga river estuary is a complex coastal ecosystem protected by the International Ramsar Convention. Madu Ganga is Sri Lanka’s biggest preserved mangrove swamp, and it is home to a variety of fish and reptile species. Good for Boat Rides.

Distance: 21 Km

  • Kalutara and Wadduwa Beach

Both Wadduwa and Kalutara Beaches have a usually tranquil ambiance, with little or no nightlife to speak of, making them the ideal spot for unwinding.

Distance: 22 Km

  • Kalutara Historical Temple

The Kalutara Temple is a well-known landmark in Kalutara, including a Buddhist stupa, statues, sculptures, and paintings depicting Buddhist legends. Every day, a large number of devotees visit the site.

Distance: 20 Km

  • Brief Garden

Bevis Bawa, the late great landscaper, lived in this famed garden. With its intriguing sculptures, majestic home, and display of colorful flora, the garden resembles a fantastic setting from a fantasy story and provides a magnificent nature atmosphere.

Distance: 8 Km

  • Kande Viharaya Temple

This is one of the greatest temples to see all of the characteristics of a Buddhist temple, including a stupa, a Bo Tree, a Buddha statue, a relic chamber, an image house, and shrines to Hindu deities. It was established in 1734. The most striking feature is its massive 48-meter-tall sitting Buddha statue, which was unveiled in 2006.

Distance: 4 Km

  • Richmond Castle

This historical structure is an Edwardian mansion. It was erected in the early 1900s as a fusion of European and Southeast Asian architectural influences.

Distance: 14 Km

  • Thudugala Ella Waterfall

The 8-meter-high waterfall with a natural stream pool has become a popular swimming spot for locals. The waterfall sits on an estate that was originally held by a British planter, and his ruined country house can still be seen there.

Distance: 30 Km

The most popular nearby attraction: Hikkaduwa Beach (37 Km)


within 10 Km

Star Classified Hotels- Yes

Boutique Hotels- No

Resorts- No

International Chain Hotels- No

Ayurvedic Hotels- Yes

Villas- Yes

Eco Hotels- Yes

Camping- No

Unclassified Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


CMB Airport- 106 Km (travel time: 1hrs 50min)

Colombo City- 90 Km (travel time: 1hrs 40min)

Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 230 Km (travel time: 4hrs 20min)

Anuradhapura Ancient City- 267 Km (travel time: 4hrs 50min)

Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 278 Km (travel time: 5hrs 10min)

Kandy City- 177 Km (travel time: 3hrs 40min)

Galle Dutch Fort- 70 Km (travel time: 1hrs 20min)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time

November to March


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