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Gorgeous beach, much nicer than Unawatuna beach!

We had initially planned to spend the day at Unawatuna beach, but it was a little overcrowded with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dana B
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Great water

Nice to swim because you feel like in the huge bath. 2 sunbeds with umbrella are 1000 rupias but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
evgeniyaz2016
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had initially planned to spend the day at Unawatuna beach, but it was a little overcrowded with people and boats (the boats leave a bad smell). We took a toktok to Wijaya beach which was just beautiful. Much less crowded, fluffy sand and so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dana B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted a change from the hotel beach, and this was only 10 minutes away by tuk tuk. We did not go to the lagoon beach, but 200m away we had the beach almost to ourselves. Sandy, big waves, but not many fish so snorkelling was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neil G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to swim because you feel like in the huge bath. 2 sunbeds with umbrella are 1000 rupias but they arr right next to the water. Better to visit after 3 pm because people leave and it becomes very private. The place is really picturesque

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank evgeniyaz2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is beautiful and pretty quiet, not too crowded. The best thing here are the sea turtles and the naturally formed "pool" which is absolutely great for reef snorkelling: between the beach and the reef there is shallow water and no waves at all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank huruukko
Reviewed September 20, 2018

This beach was out the front of our hotel and has the most perfect sunsets framed by low hanging palm trees. Cannot recommend enough!

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank fieldnotesau
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

This beach is quality! The tide was very rough when I went but in the sea regardless as it creates a swimming pool type lagoon, best of all I saw a very large turtle! Must go here!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ljk121987
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The tide leaves a lagoon, so it's good swimming for kids. Giant turtles come into the lagoon so you can swim alongside these amazing creatures.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank SimonInSomerset
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Mihiripenna Beach is a stunning location; coconut palms, clear water, clean sand, safe lagoon with fish and lots of very big turtles. It really is excellent for a family day out at the beach. Two big negatives though: 1: there is a stream of differing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
6  Thank KJO74
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This is a fantastic beach in an area where “ paradise has been lost”. This is on the south side of the very spoilt Unawatuna Beach. The beach has private access with a nice spot for ocean swimming and surfing and a safe ocean lagoon...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Locknuts
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Our favourite beach. Natural lagoon where you can swim in calm sea. Take your snorkel, saw 12 different fish. Loved the rope swing too, 200 rupees

Date of experience: February 2018
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Popa P
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Indika G |
it is exact front of the mihiripenna junction. you just nead to wark around 100 miters the u will see the beach.abouy water sports more places around
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srwsi
July 19, 2016|
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Response from Nupur1486 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, there are plenty of homestays and guest houses nearby, n the beach is spread across the entire cost line, so u can look for an accommodation depending upon ur budget !
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