The north’s favourite beach, lined with its signature trees
Stretched across the northern perimeter of Karaitivu, Casuarina Beach welcomes local and foreign holidaymakers for its wide expanse, shallow waters, and characteristic trees that lend the beach its name. The characteristic shrubbery serves as a compact coastal forest, serving as the ideal spot for some shade from the northern sun. The Karainagar Lighthouse is also located at the eastern tip of the beach, making this shoreline one of the most picturesque in the region.
Situated about an hour’s drive from Jetwing Jaffna, the journey to Casuarina Beach can be made by bus or private transport through northern districts lined with palmyrah trees, and homes with dried tobacco leaves resting on their outer walls. The final leg of your journey includes crossing the Palk Strait on the Karainagar Causeway to reach the peninsular island home of Casuarina Beach.