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Mount Lavinia Beach

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Address: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 94776700439
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach...

Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist who is visiting Colombo, Mount Lavinia Beach is a must visit. The weekends could be crowded with locals though, during the week it is relaxing and peaceful. If you would relax at a pool overlooking the ocean or the sunset, The Mount Lavinia Hotel terrace is recommended. You can use the Mount Lavinia Hotel pool for an affordable fee.

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Very serene; could be cleaner!

Awesome beach. Lovely place for a stroll or a brisk walk. Sadly badly treated thus full of plastic and paper.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Delhi, India
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the width of the beach is not much and even this much is littered badly. Most restaurants open in the evening, otherwise the quite expensive ones offer their menu right on the beach sand. Sunset does present a favored time of the day for a huge crowd that seems to arrive out of nowhere and vanishes equally swift into the... More 

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Thank rakarash
Penang Island, Malaysia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting beach activities like kite flying. Long walk in the clean and beautiful sandy beach.

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Thank Leenkum
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's free walk to a lot of beaches in Sri Lanka and from Colombo to Mt . there are few places good and can say beaches with few restaurants around and close by. When you say Mount there are two things come to the locals it's the Mount Lavinia Beach hotel as goes with the history and one of the... More 

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Thank Hemantha P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed several times in the mount Lavinia hotel the beach is a private one the sea a little choppy and rocky as your situated on the edge of Colombo. The hotel itself is very old and dates back to colonial times there is a lot of history attached to this hotel .It was built for the British General... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome beach. Lovely place for a stroll or a brisk walk. Sadly badly treated thus full of plastic and paper.

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Thank Dashers2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sea line with clean waters... Good hotels on sea shore to take care of your comforts... Very near to the city main hotels...

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a train from Bambalapititya to Mount Lavinia for 10 LKR pp (3rd class). Trains ply every 15-20 minutes on this route. The journey was scenic as the railway tracks run parallel to coast. If your aim is to visit Mount Lavinia hotel then this is worth a visit else give it a pass since you have to access... More 

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Thank Sumedha G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool place to chill and to catch same suntan. This beach is divided by train rails and trees from city buildings. It's quite clean area. And be careful when going to sea, sometimes it may be very rough. Oh, I almost forget to mention couple good bars on the beach - perfect spots ;)

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Thank Petr R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach .... water similar to Negombo beach.. A bit traffic in the access roads... its unique place to see a railway track just besides to the beach...

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Thank kedar2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live locally and this is pretty much the only good beach close to Colombo. The beach itself is a great place to relax, the food is pretty good and the beer usually ok (unfortunately only the expensive imported beers are available because the only local brewery was damaged in the floods - hopefully the beer will be back in... More 

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