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Hiriketiya Beach

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This beach is magic, clear waters, calm near the shore with a little surf break further out. Just... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
via mobile
A place for Surfers and a lovely beach for beach lovers.

we were lucky to discover this lovely beach and the bay which had high waves and was happy to see... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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“horseshoe bay”(3 reviews)
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cove. A few bars. 1 restaurant. We think we did perfect combo came at 4pm had drinks and chilled then quick early dinner. Not loads here. Sure if you are a surfer very cool we enjoyed watching those braver than us. Few toddlers seemed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to this beach thinking we would stay for 3 nights but had to leave the next morning, this beach is just a tourist trap, everything is made for tourists so the prices are higher than anywhere else we have been in Sri Lanka....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This beach is magic, clear waters, calm near the shore with a little surf break further out. Just gorgeous. We stayed about 15km away on Goyambokka beach, where accomodation was more suited to our family as Hiriketiya is oriented towards backpackers. But Hiriketiya beach is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KettsOnTour
Reviewed 16 October 2018

we were lucky to discover this lovely beach and the bay which had high waves and was happy to see the surfers enjoying the waves. another corner was with some group enjoying sea bathing and could see the fishers boats on the beach and can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travel816801
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Quieter than some of the other areas, lovely beach, sheltered bay. Still enough waves to have some fun. Many children playing in the surf. Small beach restaurants along the beach. Glad we came. We were there during off season, but the beach was calmer enough...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

If there is a worldwide competition to find the prettiest beach in the world this one would have to come in the top 10.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We found this on our way to Tangalle, passing Dikwella. The access road to the beach is not the best but the trouble is all worth because it's one of the beautiful beaches with turquoise blue sea in SL and a great surf spot. Also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with another family staying in a villa near the beach. We were sightly worried about going in August but had very nice weather the entire week, with the occasional rain and windy conditions.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mickael Le G
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We were blown away by Hiriketiya Beach - it’s so gorgeous! It is what I would describe as paradise! Lovely sand and clean, crystal waters. There is very good surf too for surfers! There are tasteful and well-run bars and restaurants/guest houses on the beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank aliciah0pe
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I really liked this beach a lot! Nice cove that was great for surfing. There was a right and left point break in either side of the cove. Also, good waves for beginners in from the points. Plenty of board rentals. Good for swimming too....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Phishow
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10 September 2018|
Response from Menglin L |
Hi, I just stayed there for one week. It rains from time to time but surfing in rain to me is actually very sensational and enjoyable. Waves are small and clean around full moon. When I left, it started to get bumpy, though... More
20 March 2018|
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Response from maheshmahesh | Property representative |
No need to book another whether will be ok 👌
9 January 2018|
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Response from laurahannah28 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If I were you I’d get the bus from Matara to Dikwella bus station and from there jump into a tuk tuk down to Hiriketiya.