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The Beach!

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The Beach!

What are beaches like at the Dophin? and can you swim in the sea? am going in May 08 for my honeymoon, and cannot wait. the reviews on trip advisor have been fantastic!! thanks guys...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: The Beach!

Hi Anthea,

Not bad but whatever of it is sandy is mostly artificial. The natural beaches at Waikkal/Negombo are mainly stony. For real wide sandy beaches one has to go south of Colombo.

One can safely swim in the sea from December to March-April, during East monsoon. In May it's likely to be already intermonsoon season (just like this year). Then sea bathing is fine but real swimming extremely risky due to strong undercurrents.

Have a nice honeymoon,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: The Beach!

What is the weather like in May? going May 20th - now worried about the monsoon? thanks

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Hi there....

Hmmmm,

Weeather in May, especially towards end of the month can be somewhat unsettled to say the least!!, it is in what is known as intermonsoon season, and really anything can happen, or..... it could be good, really hard to forecast.

May just gone, well, it was good , no really good at times, then at other times not so nice, so pot luck really i am affraid.

Regards

Dave

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4. Re: The Beach!

Hi,

Yes in May wheather is little unsettled. Specially on vesak days it could experience some rain.About swimming in waikkal always seek the advise from the lifeguards etc. as it is not good as unawatuna or in polhena in downsouth.

Nishantha

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