Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the clear waters of Hikkaduwa Beach, where you can discover school of colorful fish, large sea turtles, and multi-layered coral reefs. Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour to admire the sea life without getting wet. You can also rent a surfboard, take a few surfing lessons, and make the best of the strong currents. Diving enthusiasts usually come here for the four different shipwrecks and tiny islets surrounded by coral formations. The area boasts a strip of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as several Buddhist temples. Add Hikkaduwa Beach and other attractions to your Hikkaduwa trip itinerary using our Hikkaduwa road trip planning app .
Tours to Hikkaduwa Beach
4-Day Sri Lanka Coast Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $329
Duration: 4 days
SNORKELING & CANOE RIDES (Hikkaduwa) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $36
Duration: 5 to 8 hours
Hikkaduwa Beach Reviews
A nice relaxing beach, if around Hikkaduwa then a must visit. Try snorkelling or Diving! Would recommend Poseidon Diving Station. more »
We love Hikkaduwa beach. Great for surfing and beginner surfers. All surfing schools are great. Our 7 yr old has been getting lessons for over 1.5yrs there now. Travelling end of March/April the water... more »
Awesome place to experience beauty of a sunset Plenty of beach side restaurants , pubs and resorts are there. The vibrant colours of sky make your eyes and mind excited.
A great place for a day out. The people a very nice the water is calm and it's great for paddling or swimming. People of all age groups can have fun here. And if you need refreshments there's a mobile ice cream stall right on the beach. Glass-bottom boats, scuba diving services can be hired from the main road about 20m away.
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