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Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka

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Ok beach but not a destination beach

ok for a few days and is near the airport. The sand is not too great, some litter and dogs abound. The town is ok with some ok places to eat. Not a destination unto itself... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

ok for a few days and is near the airport. The sand is not too great, some litter and dogs abound. The town is ok with some ok places to eat. Not a destination unto itself. There are many more better sites in Sri Lanka than this beach.

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Schilde, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Negombo is near the airport. The beach is ok but not great. Only near the hotels the beach is cleaned regularly. Walking on the beach direction Negombo centre is not easy as there are obstacles and dirty patches everywhere. There are quite a few restaurants with reasonable to good food. The sea is not too clean (bit oily). Beaches in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The main beach in Negombo is disgustingly filthy. All kinds of rubbish, with crows hovering for scraps. Not a pleasant walk at all. The are some small improvements as you walk North but still too much litter

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I took some excellent photo's of fishermen drying their catch, sorting their boats etc and selling fish at street stalls. The locals were very friendly and happy for me to take the pictures. I loved my time here.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

absolutely spot on for cleanliness and quality of the sand and sea the only problem is the continual stream of sellers who are trying to sell clothing which they keep in black plastic bin liners. I know they are trying to make a living but it got really difficult at times as they just could not accept no

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Seeing the fishing boats and equipment was very interesting. However, the sand is extremely course and during the afternoon gets burning hot - literally. My feet were quite badly blistered when I unwisely walked across to the sea without beach shoes. The sea shelves steeply and gets rough in the afternoon. Hotel pool a better option.

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Seville, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Best beach for fish lovers. The first time was an absolute fishing village atmosphere. Carpets dried fish were spread on a hot golden sand. Long on 60 meters wide at 6. Smell the sea air is mixed with the gifts of the sea, which are drought on one of the many carpets. Fishermen in the largest sun spot out everything... More 

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Negombo.....not one of the best places to stay in Sri Lanka beach is dirty sand is course and dark yellow access mainly though the many run of the mill restaurants/bars don't bother to visit the main town centre as nothing attractive to see,we stayed here the for the second time as it' was close for our early flight back to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

beatiful and endless beach nice sand wonderful sailing boats yet too dirty littered with plastic bottles bags papers how sad it could be a heaven why with such a high rate of unemployment don't they pay some people to clean it and attract visitors who could be the customeres of the shops and restaurants all around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lovely, peaceful and serene beach,For every person it's a right place to visit for mind relax Seems to be awesome place I love that

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