Monday, April 15, 2013

#844 Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka

Similar to the perhaps more famous Unawatuna, further along Sri Lanka's southern coast, past many beautiful stretches of beach and picturesque coves lies Mirissa. Of surfing fame, its headland divides the sleepy fishing village from a long stretch of gorgeous sand. It's a low-key spot where visitors eat fresh seafood from simple shacks on the sand. 

Perfectly clear water makes it ideal for snorkelling, but lying on the sand or wandering up to the Kandavahari temple on the top of the hill or checking out the fishing fleet in the bay next door are equally enjoyable. Parrot Rock, the outcrop of land seen below is a great sunset or fishing spot.

The nearest town is Matara.
Sources: Lonely Planet Sri Lanka 9th Edition

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