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Negombo Beach

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Negombo
Type: Beaches
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The Hague
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The beach itself is a bit scruffy and rather boring. The only points of interest are the sailing fishing boats. Negombo beach as a settlement is dominated by a number of huge hotelcomplexes which hide the beach from te rest of the town. The town is a cluster of tacky tourist shops and a couple of mainly tourist catering restaurants.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This could be a lovely beach. I walked it every morning we were there. Other than the section in front of our hotel, the water line was covered in rubbish. Such a shame and so easy to fix.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful stretch of beach enjoyed by kite flying locals and visitors, but very dirty and litter strewn. Lots of dogs and crows.

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Kendal, UK
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the area around Club Dolphin...quiet and undisturbed, whereas the area closer to the town was much busier, speaker systems blasting out music and hawkers constantly pushing their wares.

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Katowice, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited Negombo at July so swimming was forbidden. But it's great place to walk especially in the evening when you can find stalls with local snacks.

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Alesund, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Not good for swimming in june because of the rainy season. Wide beach. The beaches with palm trees close shore is more charming, but the beach here is also fantastic!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is too commercial here and boring as well. The restaurants along the beach road are very pricy and the food sucks. Nothing much to do at night too although you may spend your time drinking beer or alcohols at some certain luxury restaurant. Anyway if you are a beach lover, please head down to the southern part of Sri... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Spend here two days at the beginning of our trip. High waves and strong current so not recommended for swimming. Beach is a bit dirty, except for the parts where the hotels are. Nice to watch all the locals in the evening. Great for watching the sunset.

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Scotland, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lovely sandy beach. There are vendors approach you on the beach near the tourist hotels. They are not aggressive though.

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The beach was actually dirty because the tide had brought in a whole lot of garbage and dumped it on the sand. Otherwise, the ocean is spectacular. I love the sound of the crashing waves.

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