Welcome to Mirissa, a stunning crescent beach. Modest guesthouses abound and there's a string of simple restaurants at the back of the sand.Mirissa, what was a faint old beach town on the Southern of Sri Lanka has risen to be one of the most popular surfing and whale watching destination. The beach town is situated 150 kms south of Colombo and is dotted with palm trees, blue waters and colourful boats adorning the shores.
Mirissa has a beautiful view along by the million things to do over here – Whale watching, Snorkelling, Surfing, Bodyboarding. The city offers the right balance between the calm days and lively nights by the beach.
The bright and lively coast has happy hours for a part of the day and candle-lit sea-food dinners once the sun sets. The clear waters bundled with turtles and aquatic life are a sight to behold.
From classic cocktail mixes to coconut induced delights, burgers from the beach shacks to kootu, rice and curry – Mirissa is a traveller’s paradise. A scooter ride away are the Weligama, Dalawella and Unawatuna beaches and if you’re lucky enough you’ll see how stilt fishing in the shallow waters. The Parrot rock, the iconic coconut island, Elephant transit home and Galle fort are some picturesque locations of this shoreline.