Weligama Beach
Weligama Beach
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  • Himasha P
    Weligama, Sri Lanka2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Weligama
    Weligama is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Its name translates to ‘sandy village’, a testament to its wide golden sandy beaches. Over the years Weligama has gained popularity and slowly transformed itself from a small fishing village to a booming tourist spot and today it has secured itself as a top surfing destination. Good place to relax and surf with chill beer.......
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Viraf Hansotia
    Mumbai, India966 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surfing with Blissful Beach Bum Surf School
    A great experice - learning to Surf in Weligama. Great instructors at Blissful beach bum surf school and great food. loads of options. Dont miss the whale watching tour. well worth the half day trip. Pretty close to WEligama. our Surf school arranged everything for us.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 May 2024
  • Sujeewa W
    Colombo, Sri Lanka706 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach with easy access.
    Clean and safe beach for children. Not so crowded. There is a public park alongside the beach where more than 20 vehicles can be parked. Rs 150 for the first hour. Nice and wide beach where children can play around with sand. Opposite the beach there are boutique type hotels for you to buy food /lunch .
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 June 2024
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jc
Hambantota, Sri Lanka3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Watch out for scammers. We rented a board from Blue Mind Surf School on the beach next to the Marriot. When we returned the board they tried to scam us into paying for damage on the board that was already there. More importantly the 5 guys working there were acting very aggressively, despite my child only being 10 yr old. Disgusting behavior. Fortunately my only negative experience in Weligama.
Written 15 March 2023
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Janet
Doha, Qatar211 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful vistas and fun surfing community but so much pollution and garbage. Black stinky sludge oozes to the water from under two road bridges. Garbage piled under trees. Fish heads and tails. Walking east along the entire length of the beach we had to be careful not to step on broken glass, bottle tops and decaying metal cans. Plastic waste (bags and bottles were on the beach and half-buried in the sand. Fishing lines tangled in mounds. Plastic bottles and food wrappers strewn throughout It was shocking and awful to see up close. However, from a rooftop restaurant , at a distance, the beach is beautiful and the surfing vistas are stunning.
Written 13 April 2024
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Ruby C
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
This beach is covered in litter, it's very sad to see such pollution. It is also right next to a busy main road..very noisy & smelly. The water was also extremely brown & dirty at times. I had accommodation booked here for a few days, but ended up catching the bus to Mirissa each day where the beach is much less polluted.
Written 6 August 2023
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Gemma Hughes
Waterford, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 15 January 2020
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Richard j
Markham, Canada424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 January 2020
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flizzief
Kawana Island, Australia30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 7 January 2020
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Elliot Govier
Lancaster, UK49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 18 December 2021
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Alfredo R
Olhao, Portugal151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Great spot for surfing and chilling. Also plenty of options to sleep, eat and drink, rent surfboards and sunbeds. Expect HUGE crowds for surfing, but the beach is very very big, so you can find a place for yourself. You have both right and left waves here.
Written 12 February 2022
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Jane W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Beautiful beach, great learn to surf opportunities. Lots of places to eat along the beach. However very noisy on a weekend, everyone competing with the loudest music for attention - too loud guys and also, right next door to each other???
Written 6 February 2023
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic8,168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Very fine sand and surfing waves. Most of the shore space close to the car road is occupied with surfing school stands, even through there were also some stands with snacks.
As with most of the beaches, I was missing some toilets. And also specifically with this beach, I was missing more of accessible stairs/way on how to get to the beach. Sometimes a person needs to walk quite some distance close to the car road to get some stairs that would lead to the beach.
Written 10 April 2023
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