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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka

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Too many hawkers

The beach was deserted and the sea rough. There were too many hawkers who appeared the moment we did and they don't take no for an answer.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience. Lot of elephants. You can bathe them and feed the calves. The elephants are walked to the river and allowed to bathe in them. You can watch from the side, or from the restaurant or help bathe them. The orphanage is huge and even schools arrange trips so that the children can see them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The beach was deserted and the sea rough. There were too many hawkers who appeared the moment we did and they don't take no for an answer.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This beach was not exactly what we have expected. The water was quite dirty, probably because of the very soft sand, there were some black spots in the sand. We spent here 3 days, but actually we swam only the first day, it wasn´t very pleasant in the water, so we gave up swimming.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As a Geographer I am intrigued by the fact that the Sri Lanka beaches that i have been to all have very strong waves. They are not really suitable for young children. At the moment we live in Oman and for most of the time the waves are very calm and gentle. I suppose it must be due to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Negombo Beach is a wide strip of sand but it's an ugly browny colour, not attractive as I am used to seeing in the many beautiful white sand beaches of Philippines, a few thousand kilometres away from Sri Lanka. Negombo Beach unfortunately has litter on it and obviously is not maintained well by the hotels that occupy much of its... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lovely stretch of golden sand but unfortunately spoilt by lots of litter and dog faeces. Would have thought the hotels would maintain it better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went to Negombo Beach, at the beach area, with our family with three sons (6, 7 and 10 years old). The boys had great fun swimming with the locals, we sat on the beach between the cows, fisherman, boats and coconut palms. The beach is quite dirty, not well kept, not at all as beautifull as some of the... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Do not miss to spend time in the beautiful beaches of Negombo. I had spent an hour in the early hours of the day in and around the hotel and its awe some.Natural and lively.

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Udaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The beach is less commercialized compared to others in Sri Lanka and offers just the right amount of privacy and facilities for travellers looking to have a relaxed and quiet time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Quiet a long and safe beach to walk around. Public drinking is not allowed which is great. The waters were clear and people who you pass by are nice and friendly too.

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