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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka

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A shame it is so messy

It is good to have the beach there for a quick morning run or a relaxing late afternoon, but it is a shame there is so much garbage and that they have not made the most of having... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It is good to have the beach there for a quick morning run or a relaxing late afternoon, but it is a shame there is so much garbage and that they have not made the most of having restaurants and bars with beach beds at the beach.

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Wirral
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We stayed on this beach at the end of our 3 weeks in Sri Lanka, it was not as clean as any of the beaches we had visited, diesel Staines all over sand, rubbish on beach, not lots of rubbish but enough to say it's not clean, it is a working beach with fishing boats and lovely catamaran sailing boats.... More 

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beach was picturesque, Clean calm and nice. Water sports wind surfing, Boat riding, Diving para gliding was extremely wonderful. People were very friendly.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We walked along the beach quite often. People were selling boat trips and hawkers were welling their wares - but they weren't 'in your face' and if you said 'no' they left you to it. Watching sail-boats outs at sea was a remarkable sight - and so were the beach volleyball enthusiasts.

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Oberscheidweiler, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Impressive to see how they dry the fish ,the woman preparing ,the man talking. .the busy market .and the small fishing ships.

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South Petherton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

At the far end of Negombo beach, away from the centre, is the Lanka Beach Hotel, a modest enough place, but when you walk through its reception you come out on a particularly relaxing place on the beach, a little oasis of palms nodding lanquidly over the hotel's loungers and tables. Stop a while, and you could well find yourself... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you do not want to be turned off with your otherwise great Sri Lankan trip, kindly skip this beach... There are many other much better things to do. I regretted coming here for sure... Will stay away from Negombo next time I visit Sri Lanka

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Richmond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Rented 3 Honda 250 xr for an off road tour of the country. We road 1,800 KM in 2 weeks and the bikes performed well. The owner was helpful and accommodating. I stayed an other week after my mates left and switched to a Honda 110 scooter and put 500 KM on it with no problems.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The beach is not very crowded and is very nice. In the morning we saw fishermen pulling in thei nets and saw their catch of the day. Very small fish were distributed in portions to the fishermen taking part and the big ones were sold on the spot.

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lived in Negombo for four years. Except for some of the hotels that keep there Part of the beach clean the rest of it is full of garbage. And on the week ends when the Sri Lankan Guys come to party & family's they leave all there garbage on the beach. It's full of plastic bottles, plastic bags, rubber shoes,... More 

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