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Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo

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Watch the waves breaking directly on the shore of Mount Lavinia Beach, which hosts a strip of high-end restaurants and hotels. Rent a hut here and feast on some of fresh seafood while admiring the sunset or gazing at starry skies. The waters lapping the beach are not suitable for swimming all year round, but you can still wade up to your hips or enjoy building sand castles and playing sports on the seafront. If you take a boat tour, you might catch a sight of dolphins. To visit Mount Lavinia Beach on your trip to Colombo, use our Colombo online holiday planner.
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  • Nice place. Need to go evening or morning . Need to be clean . Plenty of resturant near by. PLZ DONT DESTROY THE BEACH 
    Nice place. Need to go evening or morning . Need to be clean . Plenty of resturant near by. PLZ DONT DESTROY THE BEACH  more »
  • We were here on an early Saturday morning. It was quite busy but in a good way. People were walking, exercising and sunbathing as well. Our hotel, Berjaya was right beside the beach and we had an... 
    We were here on an early Saturday morning. It was quite busy but in a good way. People were walking, exercising and sunbathing as well. Our hotel, Berjaya was right beside the beach and we had an...  more »
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  • Clean beach. Less crowd.
  • For me it's the best beach in Colombo. The reasons are... it's clean, safe and spacious. Good place for families and friends to hang around and have a good sea bath. Not only that, it's a good place to play a game of cricket, football or rugby, to run or bring your dogs. But we saw there were some dog owners who haven't cleared dog poo. Dog owners should ideally think about others and clear those. But on the other hand there were no beach rules displayed. That needs to be attended by the authorities. Its good if there were public fresh water showers, but you can visit those small restaurants for a wash. We found one and had a good bath but of course they charged a small sum. Other thing I enjoyed was the magnificent view of Colombo City. Can't believe what the view would be when the Port city is completed... Best times to visit are early morning or evening. Such a cool place... I can come over and over again!

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