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Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and I had 3 lovely days at a nearby hotel. We walked along this beach to the town and also had cocktails watching the sunset. It’s a lovely setting.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Topman4
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful beach but it's a big risk to swim further than the shore, the waves can increase suddenly. A woman and her boyfriend swam to the rocks on the right side of the beach, the waves got bigger and bigger and they...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank mimafrus
Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful beach with nice restaurants. the pubs offer you a free deck chair on the beach and a large selection of drinks and food

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank zvonkat902
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly clean and beautiful beach. Soft is completely free is seaweed and stones which is fab. Easy to walk along and admire. The tide comes very high so there are no sun loungers on the sand. Lovely beach bars and restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank amy-dan-travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely beach but be aware of the sea it can be deadly as it drags you in if u go out too far! Waves can be huge, hence why a lot of surfers love it here. Lively bars/restaurants and quite cheap for food and drinks....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jut90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome beach with pretty decent waves, few good bars and restaurants, great place to go for a morning run as well as just chill or go surfing, it rained only once during my week-long stay in October.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Inna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great beach spot. Mix of families, travellers and surf bums. Had a great time even with a bit of rain. Dead close to one of the best view points on the island. Totally loved the place. Tuc Tuc drivers were so friendly and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank iangZ3995AN
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Mirissa beach is beautiful and relaxing for a holiday or having a couple of days away from the city. I would definitely recommend visiting the beach

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank chandz94
Reviewed October 8, 2019

This has to be the best place to visit in Sri Lanka.The food is amazing, the view is awesome, the beaches are pristine and the people are just downright beautiful here. DO NOT MISS IT.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DuaneW357
Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

Really a nice beach with nice view..but so sad to say people throwing out so many garbages and lots of plastic things..It is not nice to see..otherwise the sourrounding and all is beautiful

Date of experience: October 2019
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Longtsa T
July 19, 2019|
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Response from carterkenny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It depends on mode of travel. Car, bus or train. But an average of 2 hours is about right.
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AshleyS208
May 23, 2019|
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Response from 250antoinettev | Reviewed this property |
We had very little wind in the three days that we were in Mirissa. There is enough to make it surfer friendly, but it did not affect us on the shore at all. We can’t wait to go again.
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JuaniJayne
I'm confused. I'm hoping to visit Mirissa beach for one week in mid January but I saw the video of the govt. bulldozers demolishing 21 beach bars and restaurants ; also recent comments from tourists advising to stay away as it's now just a dump. And yet just recently, there are many Triip Adviser reviews of beach restaurants , as recently posted as this week, even today , stating how great all the beach bars and restaurants are ? The restaurants web sites are all posting opening times etc . So are the beach bars and restaurants back in business and can you hire sun loungers and lie on the beach in comfort , as before . I've put my whole trip to SL on hold as a return to Mirissa was the main reason for this 2nd trip ,it was SO good. PLEASE , someone must know the state of play . Has anyone been there recently ?
October 3, 2018|
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Response from Vicky R |
Hi, I’ve just come back from Mirissa! The nightlife has picked up and there is a party at a different bar every night. Also there are lots of bars and restaurants if you want a quiet night. I’m not sure what it was like... More
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