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Perfect for Wind Surfers, Lot of Wind Surfing Lessons Going On

Though the entry is of a fishing village and looks pretty dirty, when you walk along the shore and... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Sasidar R
Great walk away from the bay itself

We visited during the low season. Nonetheless, we enjoyed some excellent beach walks along the... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
hdias
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Beach Road, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
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All reviews nice beach off season sri lanka tuk tuk laid back the east coast fishing boats beach hut peanut farm main point other places surf house place to stay friendly locals few days main beach surf break
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

👍🏻 A good place to first stand on the surf, to feel the ocean. Arugam is a village where nice people live, tasty forge, low prices, gorgeous ocean. Chic hummus at The Spice Trail😘

Thank AnnaStarostenko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic and beautiful for travel. I like this beach because it's safe for everyone. I recommended it.

Thank Dinuka P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple little village on the coast with walking access to surf for all abilities and a range of accomodation Changing so quickly which is proof that this is a great place to spend a day or more likely a week.

Thank Companion51965234812
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Arugambay a place for your next holiday, variety of restaurants, Food , cocktails and drinks, a choice of accommodation, warm climate, variety of activities, places of interest ,Forests & wild life, Birds paradise, Cultural & places of historical interests, beach, sand, sun, people, Yoga, ayurveda,...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Laid back surfer town I was here in off season , not many people but still a lot of waves and you can connect to the local surfers which makes life a bit easier ;) I wouldn't want to come in high season I prefer...More

Thank 359manur
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Though the entry is of a fishing village and looks pretty dirty, when you walk along the shore and reach a point were surfers are enjoying their moment. My kids learned to windsurf and were enjoying the evening.

1  Thank Sasidar R
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We visited during the low season. Nonetheless, we enjoyed some excellent beach walks along the right side of the bay.

Thank hdias
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Arugambay surfer’s paradise-Beach resort in the southern most part of the Eastern coast. Rated as the 11th best surfing destination in the world and 3rd in Asia. Lahugala national park famous for its elephants the Pottuvil lagoon and the Kumana Bird Sanctuary are in close...More

Thank VisionLanka
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is nice beach and it is safe for families too. But could be crowded during holidays. When you are there, notice the life guards. It is always safe to swim between the flags. The nearby hotel uses part of the public beach to put...More

Thank Kandytraveler
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful stretch of sand with restaurants, bars and resorts. There is a surfer feeling to this location however the waves aren’t that incredible to draw that crowd exclusively. 1/3 of all stores/accommodations are closed during off season period and the other 2/3 are understaffed and...More

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Linh M
October 1, 2018|
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Response from iflas |
Hey linh Right now A Bay still have people and working some surf spots main point,whisky point and peanut point also you can surf there. If you are intermediate the waves so good .cheers IBU.
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Shri M
September 26, 2018|
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Response from kellydevore | Reviewed this property |
Yes! For sure. Lots of beach, restaurants and places to have a drink if you like.
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124trish3
June 1, 2018|
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Response from kellypatrick123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would wear something more modest in the street, but it’s fine on the beach.
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