Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa

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Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the clear waters of Hikkaduwa Beach, where you can discover school of colorful fish, large sea turtles, and multi-layered coral reefs. Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour to admire the sea life without getting wet. You can also rent a surfboard, take a few surfing lessons, and make the best of the strong currents. Diving enthusiasts usually come here for the four different shipwrecks and tiny islets surrounded by coral formations. The area boasts a strip of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as several Buddhist temples. Add Hikkaduwa Beach and other attractions to your Hikkaduwa trip itinerary using our Hikkaduwa road trip planning app.
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  • The turtles are wonderful and very close to the shore... Clean and clear water with pretty fish visable right off the shore... We visited in November so outside of the main season with lots of places....  more
    The turtles are wonderful and very close to the shore... Clean and clear water with pretty fish visable right off the shore... We visited in November so outside of the main season with lots of places....  more »
  • nice clean beach with friendly turtles. nice snorkling spots and this is the best beach we have visited so far. 
    nice clean beach with friendly turtles. nice snorkling spots and this is the best beach we have visited so far.  more »
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  • What a beautiful place, quite different from the last time i had visited, which make sense considering it was over 15 years ago or so. I know that the Hikkaduwa beach is a popular tourist spot, but I was still surprised to see that there were more foreigners at the beach than locals. For sure, this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka. Besides just admiring and swimming in its clean crystal clear water, you can also snorkel, scuba dive, surf or go on boat rides to look at corals. Also, if you are lucky, you'd be able to see some sea turtles in the ocean shores, like i did. I also saw people feed seaweed & play with the turtles, which the turtles didn't seem to mind at all, they were so calm! A moment to remember.
  • Great beach with easy snorkelling and chances to see many different reef fishes and even turtles.

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