Mirissa Beach

Mirissa Beach, hailed as one of the best beaches in the country boasts of an array of surfing schools, food trucks, beachfront restaurants and cafes.

Overview

Sri Lanka is synonymous with beaches and one coastline that tends to be the talk of the crowd is undoubtedly the popular Mirissa Beach. The pristine sands pave way for a delightful walk on the beachfront. Mirissa Beach also ensures a number of spots that go crowdfree and is ideal for those who seek a moment or two of peace of mind. From the beach and up to a distance that reaches you chest, one can walk the waters leading up to a rock formation.

Legend says that this rock formation, known as ‘Yakshini ge Rendha Kotteh’ otherwise known as Rock Island used to once be the place where a Yakshini would sit atop this rock and braid lace or the ‘rendha’ being referred to here. This little rock setting can be easily accessed just by wading through the sea in a matter of minutes!

The rock formation which resembles a land mass on the top makes for a short climb and isn’t usually visited by many people.  However, the idea is that this spot is secluded and makes for a lovely place where the sunset can be witnessed in the horizon.

Mirissa Beach, hailed as one of the best beaches in the country boasts of an array of surfing schools, food trucks, beachfront restaurants and cafes. Speaking of food, one special attribute about Mirissa is their abundance in Roti stalls. Don’t confuse yourself with the roti found on roadside shacks when travelling towards Dambulla. These roti stalls offer an array of sweet and savoury options. From chocolate to onion relish fillings, one is bound to find mouth-watering flavours here.

Surfers can travel to Mirissa for a bout of surfing especially between November and March. Beach parties are also held here in their numbers and bonfires are built by those who look forward to a night of fun, sea, sand, seafood and booze.

Photographs of Mirissa Beach

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