Mirissa Beach

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Mirissa Beach
4.5
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Amandine P
4 contributions
Apr 2022
One of the best beaches we have been so far in the world. Nice restaurants on the beach and do not forget to climb the parrot rock to see the panorama view of the mirissa sea.
Written 20 May 2022
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Pristine Andaman
Port Blair, India24 contributions
Mar 2022
Great beach for swimming. Well known for surfing. It is a very popular, clean, and serene beach. It must be there in your itinerary if you are visiting Sri Lanka.
Written 12 April 2022
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David S
Waterford, Ireland103 contributions
Mar 2022
Just returned from Sri lanka, where we stayed for 3 nights in Mirissa beach. We had stayed in Unawatuna on a previous visit, so wanted to try a different beach this time. Having spent 7 days on the east coast, which was off season, Mirissa was nearing the end of peak season and much livilier.
We wanted a place on the beach side of the road, so choose Sea World hotel, which had fantastic views and excellent breakfast. We didnt book evening meals, because the daily blackouts meant that we had to choose places with a generator. The blackouts during the day didnt bother us, as we spent most of this time travelling around to different beaches and places. Cold beers and food was always available somewhere.
The beach bars and restaurants on Mirissa beach were mostly all open day and evening, and even when the blackouts came there were plenty of candles making it even more romantic.
I had heard the road along Mirissa beach was very busy and no footpaths and I would have to say it was really dangerous when we were there, especially at night when there was no street lighting. It really was a challenge to avoid speeding tuk tuks and buses.
If I was to compare Mirissa to Unawatuna I would say that Unawatuna is at the end of a small road far from the main road, so much safer to walk around the main street and go in and out of bars shops etc
Written 7 April 2022
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Julie W
Leeds, UK276 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Lovely beach fringed with bars and restaurants. Big waves and a bit of shade, sunbeds available although plenty of space for those who don’t want them. A bit of litter, tourists, take your rubbish to the bin!!!
Written 6 March 2022
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Marky
Bystrice nad Pernstejnem, Czech Republic26 contributions
Feb 2022
Great restaurants with daily fresh fish and seafood (catch of the day), nice water, place for experienced surfers.
Written 19 February 2022
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Brian T
Kuwait City, Kuwait628 contributions
Feb 2022
I recently visited Mirissa Beach. It is a very nice beach with beautiful sand and very clear and clean sea water. It is a very busy beach with many hotels and restaurant dotted along the beach, so it gets very busy and at night it quite noisy. Not good if you want a quiet nights sleep, lol.
Otherwise it is worth a visit. It is a very popular beach for tourists.
Written 17 February 2022
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Alfredo R
Olhao, Portugal78 contributions
Feb 2022
Lovely long sandy beach with plenty of space. There are areas with cafes and restaurants with sunbeds, as well as areas for you to lay down on a towel and stay away from more crowded places. Don't miss the rock in the Eastern area if you are able to climb the stairs for a great view over the beach and the ocean front (skip this if you have impaired mobility as the stairs are made of large cranes and ropes).
For surfers, you have the classic "Mirissa Right" in the western side, as well as nice waves after the rock in the Easter when the wind blows E/SE.
Good areas for swimming without swell (near the rock) and also areas with more waves (central)
Written 11 February 2022
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Dominik i
Poland13 contributions
Dec 2021
I have actually visited a lot of beaches. But this is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. It's really a creation of nature ....
Written 8 February 2022
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Geert-Jan V
Heeze, The Netherlands203 contributions
Jan 2022
For Sri Lankan beaches it is one of the busier ones but still very relaxing and tranquil beach, Plenty of sunbeds and restaurant / bars
Written 28 January 2022
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Thushari P
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Awesome experience,very beautiful beach and friendly waves.I saw the sunset. If you have a soft drink thats the best place for a memory
Written 23 January 2022
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