Weligama Beach

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Methsara Benaragama
Gampaha, Sri Lanka3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
If you are interested in taking your first safe lesson, this is the best beach for you in the entire Sri Lanka.

Weligama beach is an immaculate and lovely beach full of small baby waves. So many travellers and foreigners come here for surfing and because of these baby waves it's perfect for beginner surfers. There is a number of surfing schools in the area for very reasonable rates.

So many beachside restaurants and bars are present in this area and the place is very calm and peaceful.

This is one of the most common European and western tourist attractions.
Written January 19, 2022
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T A
10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
What can I say about Weligma. There's about 50 surf schools all. Down the beach where you can rent boards and get lessons.
You can surf from 5.30amto 6.30 pm in small gentle waves. The afternoon is choppy.
The line up is extremely busy all the time so that kind of sucks a lot.

There are loads of European idiots who for some reason want to swim in front of begginer surfers who can't turn as they are learners....

The fisherman are polite enough and there is loads of mangy dogs which sometimes run at you but are usually friendly enough.

The worst thing that happened was when I went for a quick swim in between lessons a local man came and very obviously masturbated in front of me.

The tuk tuks here are extremely annoying and forward and there are too many of them for the amount of travellers.

I recommend for beginners for 4-7 days get some lessons but you get sick of the place after that. Or for advanced surfers who want to challenge themselves by dodging between 50 learners.

The shops and restaurants on the main road are way more expensive too. If you are confident walk in a few streets and get a local meal.

It's quite a tourist trap. I was there for twelve days, but had I the choice in would have left in 5.
Written March 3, 2020
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Elliot Govier
Lancaster, UK24 contributions
Dec 2021
Weligama beach is large so it rarely feels too crowded. There's plenty of space on the beach itself, and in the water. There are no rocks or reefs either so its relatively safe for surfing. The only problem is the litter and local water pollution. After a day of swimming my shorts are brown from all the dirt in the water. If you go swimming, you'll feel plastic moving around near your feet (especially after heavy rains). There is next to no underwater visibility. So for swimming or snorkelling, you just need to get a Tuk Tuk to one of the many other nice beaches in the area. But for beginner or intermediate surfers its the best spot in the area.
Written December 18, 2021
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Gemma Hughes
Waterford, Ireland4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had a lovely time learning to surf here. There is a vegan nicecream van along the beach edge so I enjoyed a lesson and a dairy free / sugar free / gluten free treat afterwards.
The guys at the surf board stands are super helpful and friendly. Plenty of sun beds to choose from when resting after your dip.
The water does get very busy with surfers and it’s for beginners only as you can only go straight on a wave. If you try go left or right when it’s busy you are going to crash into others. There are many other surf spots near by for intermediate at Jungle beach for long board surfers and further along 10mins away for short board surfing at coconut beach.
Fun and safe place to stay! Plenty of little shops also. For both surf gear and jewellery.
Written January 15, 2020
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Richard j
Markham, Canada371 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited Weligama Beach when taking our son for a surf lesson and thought it was one of the best in our Sri Lanka vacation.

Set on a wide bay, the water is warm and clear, the beach is broad and welcoming and the surf conditions were ideal for lessons.

It is busy, full of surfers of all levels, and occasionally tricky to navigate because of it.

Everyone enjoyed it despite these few minor drawbacks, as well as the funky food and beverage options scattered along the shoreline.
Written January 11, 2020
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flizzief
Kawana Island, Australia30 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Unfortunately we found Weligama bay dirty, polluted, littered with plastic and neglected. Sad to see after enjoying wonderful beaches along the south coast. The beach in front of ugly Marriot Hotel was better, with rookie surfers a-plenty; however the areas where the fishing boats were moored, near Taprobane island were disgusting. C’mon Weligama businesses: organise a beach clean! We returned to Mirissa.
Written January 7, 2020
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Emiiiil_Jonasson
Stockholm, Sweden3 contributions
Jan 2020
The surfing in Weligama was the best ever, our whole family enjoyed the gentle waves and there was plenty of space, never felt crowded. The water was warm and nice. Will definitely come back on next surf trip with the family
Written January 21, 2020
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Ivton
4 contributions
Feb 2020
We were robbed in SABABA surf school in Weligama - we wanted to rent a surfboard for a beginner's surfer, they picked and recommended the board themselves and then said we damaged it and had to pay a fine of 25,000 Rs. Terrible attitude, just robbing! Only if you want to be cheated. Attention!!
Written March 10, 2020
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Hasan R
Singapore, Singapore645 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We Stayed at the Marriott, amazing beach, so clean and so little people, it feels as though the beach is all yours.
Written July 11, 2018
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davelindsay5
Negombo, Sri Lanka12 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Be cool surf.....avoid at all cost. These are bullying scammers. They will fake damage to your hired surf board and demand ridiculous amounts of money and get aggressive.
Written May 16, 2019
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