The West coast

The West coast of Sri Lanka is separated by the city of Colombo.  North of Colombo lies Negombo there are a lot of lovely resorts on this golden stretch of beach and it is popular transit location for travellers due to its proximity to the Airport.

After Negombo the coastal road stretches to areas less known and less travelled coastal areas of Sri Lanka the towns of Chilaw, Kalapitiya and the island of Mannar.  Travellers to this coastline come up here to get off the main tourist trail and experience a more rural Sri Lanka.

Kite surfing and dolphin watching in Kalaptiya and the second of Sri Lanka’s premier wildlife parks Willpattu are some of the key attractions of this coast line.

Head south of Colombo and follow the most famous coastal area in Sri Lanka renowned for its palm fringed golden sand beaches this stretch of coastline is dotted with many of the island’s largest and most popular beach resorts.

The resort towns of Wadduwa, Beruwala, Bentota, Ahungalla and Hikkaduwa are to be found on this stretch of coast.

This section of the coast is a land of sun & sand with good resorts and excellent beaches to relax and enjoy a beach gateway; the West coast also offers some good diving, snorkelling and other water sports for the more active traveller.