Dubbed as the Golden Mile and within close proximity to Sri Lanka’s International Airport, the Negombo Beach is an ideal beach town that bursts with life for sun and sea lovers. Though it can never compete with some of the island’s more picturesque beaches, the Negombo Beach, which stretches north from the town right along the hotel strip, has its own charms- whether its the relaxing strolls along the shoreline, the eating out on of the many restaurants and eateries peppered along the seaside strip, water sports or mingling with the lively crowd of locals- the Negombo Beach has it all.
Lined with towering coconut trees, the beach’s wide sandy stretches and safe sea has made it a firm favorite with tourists and locals alike and a top destination for relaxation and fun beach activities, especially for families. This charming beachfront has also proven as an undeniable lure for tourist looking for a quick break on the golden sands and before heading back home from the country.
Water-sports like diving, kite surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving are extremely popular among visitors and beach also boasts of well preserved coral reefs and a awe-inspiring 50- year old shipwreck that serves as an artificial reef for numerous varieties of colorful fish. The beach comes alive during the evening with crowds thronging about, live bands playing, brightly lit little shops selling souvenirs and knick-knacks, kids playing volleyball and football- the sights and sounds of the Negombo Beach is something akin to a carnival and an experience that is not to be missed.