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Dikwella Beach is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular surfing places and most picturesque beaches. However, Hiriketiya Beach, near Dickwella Beach, is the main surfing destination, with a beautiful stretch of golden sand beach and crystal blue water. It is located just outside of the busy town of Dikwella. The breaks in this picturesque hidden bay are ultimately appealing to surf lovers.

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within 10 Km

Star Classified Hotels- No

Boutique Hotels- No

Resorts- No

International Chain Hotels- No

Ayurvedic Hotels- No

Villas- No

Eco Hotels- Yes

Camping- No

Unclassified Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.

Nearby Attractions

  • Hummanaya Blowhole

It is one of the world’s biggest blowholes. This natural marvel blasts a jet of seawater into the air, reaching heights of more than 25 to 29 meters.

Distance: 7 Km

  • Tangalle Beach

Though the beach and bay here are stunning, and the water is deep blue and beautiful, swimming at Tangalle Beach is not recommended since the tides may be fairly rough and dangerous.

Distance: 16 Km

  • Mirissa Beach

Mirissa has evolved into Sri Lanka’s premier whale-watching location, and it is likely the only area where you may see both blue whales and sperm whales, as well as dolphins, on the same cruise. Whale watching season lasts from November to March.

Distance: 31 Km

  • Silent and Goyambokka Beaches

They are two distinct beaches nearby. Both beaches are beautiful, unspoiled, broad sandy beaches with sparkling blue waters. They are suitable for a peaceful day out.

Distance: 13 Km

  • Polhena Beach

The beach is excellent for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. But it is not a popular vacation location due to a lack of lodging.

Distance: 24 Km

  • Rekawa Beach

It is one of the greatest places in the world to see endangered sea turtles in their native environment. We even can observe see that five distinct sea turtle species visit the beach every night of the year to deposit their eggs.

Distance: 27 Km

  • Matara Dutch Fort and Star Fort

The Dutch constructed the main Matara fort in 1640, although it was later discovered to be vulnerable to land attacks. As a result, they constructed a six-pointed star fort on the west bank of the Nilwala River to protect the main fort against river-borne attacks.

Distance: 19 Km

  • Pigeon Island Temple

Pigeon Island got its name from the prevalence of rock pigeons on the island. This little island has now been turned into a temple.

Distance: 19 Km

The most popular nearby attraction: Mirissa Beach (33 Km)


CMB Airport- 199 Km (travel time: 3hrs 10min)

Colombo City- 174 Km (travel time: 3hrs)

Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 323 Km (travel time: 5hrs 40min)

Anuradhapura Ancient City- 359 Km (travel time: 6hrs 10min)

Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 318 Km (travel time: 6hrs 10min)

Kandy City- 270 Km (travel time: 5hrs)

Galle Dutch Fort- 64 Km (travel time: 1hrs 30min)

* 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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