Beaches of Sri Lanka (East Coast & Trincomalee)

The East Coast of Sri Lanka offers divine sandy beaches and gin-clear water from May to September when the South-West and South Coast of Sri Lanka are affected by the South-West Monsoon.

Now that the turmoil in the area is a thing of the past, the East Coast & Trincomalee are experiencing a renaissance with more visitors and new luxury lodges and hotels opening along the coast.

Why visit Beaches of Sri Lanka (East Coast & Trincomalee) ?

  • Enjoy the untouched & deserted beach of Kuchaveli
  • Go whale watching (May to September)
  • Snorkel at Pigeon Island National Park
  • Discover the rich history of Trincomalee & the area
  • Grab a tuk tuk and explore the villages inland

However the East coast remains on the whole untouched & underdeveloped. Tourism is still in its infancy and visitors are rewarded with quiet beaches less traffic, charming scenes of fishermen setting up their stalls on the beach etc… and generally a much slower pace than the South and South-West Coast.




A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 5.5 Hours

Flight Time

10.5 hours Direct


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