Located on the northernmost tip of the narrow stretch of land that extends to the north beyond Puttlam, the charming Kalpitiya Beach, enclosed by a close-knit fishing community, is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. The warm, golden sands are largely untouched and the beach offers a wealth of water sports activities like scuba diving and snorkeling amongst the exquisite corals that is home to an incredible variety of tropical fish, idyllic boat rides around the lagoon that provides the perfect opportunity to explore the hidden wonders of the beach, canoeing, sunbathing, and swimming in its azure blue waters. The beach also boasts of miles of deserted sand dunes between the ocean and the inland and exciting jeep rides are the perfect way to navigate and explore them.
But if there is one thing that the Kalpitya Beach is famous for it is whale and dolphin watching. Head off on a boat in the early morning to catch a glimpse of hundreds of friendly dolphins playfully frolicking along. The Kalpitiya Beach is also celebrated for its presence of Sperm Whales and the occasional Blue Whale and watching these majestic marine beasts diving gracefully into the ocean is an experience that is hard to come by anywhere else in the world.
In the evening, head back to the fishing village to enjoy a bite of the days’ catch and then sit back and enjoy the glorious sunset from the beach. Whatever activity you choose to do, this beautiful beach getaway will make it an unforgettable one.