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Hikkaduwa

          Hikkaduwa which is situated 98 km away from Colombo towards the south of Sri Lanka has been a firm fixture on the Sri Lankan tourist map since 1970. It is one of the first of Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches to be discovered by tourists. Snorkeling and diving in the clear waters are a major past-time along this stretch and is the most environmentally friendly way to see the colorful fish that dart around.

 

The coral sanctuary found along the coast of Hikkaduwa is a large shallow body of water enclosed by a reef, decorated with layers of multi-colored corals, and is home to countless numbers of vibrantly colored fish. Off the beach, there is a collection of small islets surrounded by beautiful coral formations. Many species of fish and large turtles are found here. There are more than four different shipwrecks for diving enthusiasts to explore along with dive shops offering PADI courses and equipment.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Surfing

Hikkaduwa is one of the best surfing spots in Sri Lanka. It offers you a clear and warm water base.

The wave size is from 4-11 feet.

Snorkelling

Hikkaduwa is also famous fro snorkeling and scuba diving. Very clear sight of fishes and coral reefs can be experienced.

Coral

Sanctuary

Corals in Hikkaduwa spreads more than 100 meters away from the beach. You can even swim to those coral gardens.

Turtle

Hatchery

On the beach about 2km North Hikkaduwa ther is aTurtle Research center. Turtle eggs selected for hatching & progressive stages of the development of turtles can be seen here.

Hikkaduwa Beach

Hikkaduwa is one of the beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka to have a great leisure time.

Safari

The Hikkaduwa National Park is located near the Hikkaduwa beach. You can also have a wild life safari from there.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

1.

Seenigama Viharaya

About 2km north of Hikkaduwa is the Seenigama Vihara, perched on its own island.

2.

Tsunami memoial

This small monument remembers the 35,000 people who lost their lives just in Sri Lanka during the 2004 tsunami

3.

Hikkaduwa National Park

Hikkaduwa’s marine park stretches along the northern end of the beach and is an easy way to get a glimpse of some of Sri Lanka's undersea life.

4.

Tsunami photo museum

Museum tells the story of that dreadful day in 2004 when the Indian Ocean tsunami struck Hikkaduwa and Sri Lanka.

5.

Hikkaduwa Lake

An amazing place to enjoy beautiful birds. Even boat rides are avaliable.

6.

Seafood Cafe

There are number of cafes in order to enjoy Sri Lankan sea food alone with a cup of tea.

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