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Surfs UP

This beach is mostly for the surfing community , we enjoyed our stay on the beach and the sea . It... read more

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Suresh J
Too crowded

The beach is long but quite narrow. There are many small hotels/shacks and restaurants along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beach Road, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today

This beach is mostly for the surfing community , we enjoyed our stay on the beach and the sea . It was a refreshing experience

Thank Suresh J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love sun,sea and also sand.Very beautiful indian ocean waves help to me happy in whole day.i always recommend to the world,if you like to sun,sea and also sexy beaches....that is your suitable place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is long but quite narrow. There are many small hotels/shacks and restaurants along the beach, some restaurants are really good, such as Gecko. The wood-fire thin crust sea-food pizza was yummy. About surfing at Arugam Bay, there are also nicer places near to...More

Thank KIM C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You get surfers from all over the world during the season from June to September. The main point is not for beginners as there is a reef so be careful if you're still learning you may have to go a bit further to the left...More

Thank andresgks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit hard to reach but worth the effort. Arugam bay is pretty, filled with nice restaurants and its a great place to try surfing.

Thank Ckonig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is really clean, lovely golden sand there is plenty of room with out being overcrowded, we had a section literally too ourselves. The sea is rough but not so you can’t take a dip but the currents can be strong so you wouldn’t...More

Thank lancashirescott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place for surfing. My main advice would be that you should book a hotel/hostel: beginners - closer to Baby Point and advanced - Elephant Rock. Waves at the Baby Point place are much smaller and affordable for beginners. The surfing gear and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to sit back, relax and chill. Family, teenagers, older persons can find all they need in this part of a beautiful island

Thank alisonagboola
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week here and liked the beach. The kids surfed here despite being beginners and some of the waves being quite large. You can stand until quite far out (off and on) and the water is warm so you can stay in a...More

Thank groovybaby1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We rented two boards for the afternoon at Hasan surf shop. After a few nice easy waves my fin was gone. I did nothing weird or crashed or anything it just disappeared. Couldn’t surf the rest of the afternoon so was kind of disappointed. When...More

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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.
May 26, 2018|
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Response from CnJ Z |
The whole island has very good wifi, when your at guest houses your sharing with alot of people
Ahmed B
May 21, 2018|
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Response from donarugambay |
Salam Ahamed No boxing /MMA in arugambay You can find the gyms center in bule wave hotel