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Mount Lavinia Beach

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Address: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 670 0439
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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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Nice sand and water

Police wander around to monitor which was nice. Saw some young boys learning how to fish with large nets which was interesting. They have lifeguards showing where it is safe to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mount Lavinia is not one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka, but it is the closest to Colombo and therefore quite popular with the locals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Police wander around to monitor which was nice. Saw some young boys learning how to fish with large nets which was interesting. They have lifeguards showing where it is safe to swim. Some bars and restaurants along the way. Recommend the raja Malaysian place- great food and atmosphere.

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Bangui, Central African Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mount Lavinia beach is a nice streach of few km along Colombo coastal line where many locals and foreigners enjoy morning and evening leisure including sunset. The place is nice and crowded many times, including night activities, however not so safe to hang around alone since habitual strangers aiming at you may create unexpected trouble if you deal with them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is very clean compared to other beaches of its kind and sunset at this place is just awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Mount Lavinia beach on the last day of our Sri Lanka tour to chill out. There are many good restaurants on the beach. A good beach to have an evening after a busy day in Colombo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit place to see sunset .. great scenic view a drive from colombo town towards galle gives you the true srilankan life experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Lavinia beach, is a great beach and probably the closest to the city center. There are a wide range of restaurants and bars, that mainly open during the night along coast. There are two sides to the beach with some sections for the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The beach is also relatively clean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely well kept, clean beach with cafe/restaurants. Peaceful and relaxing. Shade and comfortable places to sit if required.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing sea view. Love to walk there. But too much burglar. Take care of your belongings. Some times they bother a lot. Other wise nice place.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal beach for a morning walk. Best around Colombo without any doubt but if compared with rest of Sri Lanka's beaches it's average. Can see fishing boats coming in and fish market in the morning. In the Evenings can be experience the lovely Mother Nature "sun set ". Fairly good walking strach about 6Km from Mt Lavinia to Dehiwela and... More 

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