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“A nice stop by the beach for tea from your own flask.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Visit Weligama

Visit Weligama
Galle Road, Weligama, Matara 84000, Sri Lanka
072 706 9808
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Weligama
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“A nice stop by the beach for tea from your own flask.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Weligama does have a nice beach and we often stopped by a shade to have tea and stretch. Tea by the beach while watching the fishing boats is not a bad idea for 30 minutes or so if you were looking to stretch out a bit before hitting the road again. If you own quality lenses, be it binoculars or a camera use it and you will enjoy!

The town is a busy and noisy one. Why would you go here anyways? Do not be surprised to see litter on the beach. We Sri Lankans are still lacking in this department. It would be ideal to pass through this strip of beach early in the morning or evening (consider traffic in the evening). Mid day would be a bad idea with the sun and heat.

There is a paid bathroom facility run by the local municipality somewhere along the beach. This is alright to spend a penny. Your driver should know the location and it is alright to stop by for a short break.

Visited February 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“Not much but a beach”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The beach isn't really clean and no one do any sunbathing out there, only local there playing with water.

Visited July 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut
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“Filthy beaches”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Filthy beaches + poor selection of restaurants. Would recommend other beaches along the coast. Little choice of restaurants.

Visited January 2013
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Colombo
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“Weligamam Bay Beach Hotel is an exciting place facing the Weligama Bay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The moring sunrise and sunset is stunning and you enjoy the floating tiny boats in the bay.You could have a nice relaxing walk in the beach and enjoy yourself.The food at Weligama Bay Beach is always excellent as I have stayed there many a time.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful beach but...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

...too many stray dogs and the wrong sort of young crowd is hanging out there. The beach could be even more beautiful if it was a bit cleaner.

Visited April 2013
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