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Reviewed 15 September 2019

This was a lovely beach and you could swim at any time of the day. The beach itself was really clean with no rubbish and the water was clean and resfreshing.
The town had everything you would need and was an interesting place however this is the only place in Sri Lanka where we saw rubbish on the side of the roads and in the housing areas
Karen M

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

Oh my gosh, plastic everywhere along this beach , cows poo everywhere and buses driving fast down the small roads leading to the beach.
Reconsider to look for a cleaner place

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank keval13
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Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

The beach is long and there are many places to get onto it. There is one access point north of the Navy station. It’s lovely, very European but has no shade (unless you’re staying at the Anilana or Nilaveli beach hotel). The public beach just south of the Navy place is where the boats go to Pigeon island from. It has lifeguards so it’s good for those unable to swim. Muslims would feel comfortable here as many bathe in clothing. there is a café called mamma Mia that has lounger platforms for free.
Further south from this beach the water doesn’t smell so strongly of diesel fumes from the outboard motors. You can walk for 4 kilometres walk down to bliss bay hotel at the far end. There are a few cafés along the beach.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 16 August 2019

Nilaveli beach is a quiet and relaxed beach, great for travellers looking for some rest and relaxation, some diving and snorkelling if of interest, from here one can also do a day trip to the elephant corridors around sigiriya and see some amazing herds of wild elephants. Renting a bike gives you the freedom to enjoy the island better.

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank Guide811742
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Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights to rest in a resort right on the beach. The beach is very wide, clean and sea was easily swimmable.
Super place to rest!

Date of experience: August 2019
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