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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka

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Mingle with the locals

We stayed close to Beach Park which is to the north of Negombo Beach. It consisted of long sandy stretches, some rocky outcrops and warm waters to swim in. In the later part of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We stayed close to Beach Park which is to the north of Negombo Beach. It consisted of long sandy stretches, some rocky outcrops and warm waters to swim in. In the later part of the afternoon, the locals would come down and bathe. Food vans were set up and it gave a sense of the way that people live here.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Very steep. Not safe for swimming. Saw a guy drown and it was scary! But I guess it is okay for surfing.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a long , wide beach which could be very impressive if it wasn't for the areas of rubbish here and there. The water is good to look at but be careful where you swim , the beach slopes away quite steeply in parts and there are some strong currents at times. Don't get fooled by the con men... More 

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Nesodden Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited in the beginning of April, which is off season. You then have 300m beach for yourself. Since we were the only people around, the beach traders were a bit tiring.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went for two days, because we had some time to spare before flying home, and we should have gone south instead. When there are so many beautiful other beaches at Sri Lanka, use them. Its a okay-somewhat shappy beach, with birds, garbage and not too pretty water, but not a heavenly beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great place to sunbathe,walk on the sand and also eat some fresh seafood. It is not a great place to swim - One may be swim on some days when the sea is less aggressive. Most of the small restaurants on the beach front serve excellent seafood. Wherever we ate we had only freshly caught, reef cod,lobsters,prawns... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A vast expanse of sand!!!! The width of the beach is impressive. An enjoyable stroll and dip in the surf is recommended here. Just be sure to swim where others are as the surf can be quite rough and the pull is strong.. for an Australian who grew up at the beach I always made sure other people were swimming... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

It may get smelly if you near the fishing area... Not the best beach in Sri Lanka... You are not missing a thing if you don't visit it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A cool place where you have all sorts of shopping and entertainment at a cheaper cost.But the bad fact is that the town stinks

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A very big beach, locals came out on a night, so lots of fun and people to talk to. Fantastic sunsets

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