Sunny sands on one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka
For decades, the Bentota Beach has drawn visitors from around the world for its sandy shores and safe swimming areas in our southern seas. Perhaps one of Sri Lanka’s most famous shorelines, Bentota Beach is best experienced between October and April. The coastline and neighboring river are also known as a hub for watersports on the island, with various activities available including jet-skiing, waterboarding, wind-surfing and more.
From the Dedduwa Boat House, Bentota Beach is a short 10-minute drive away to the edges of our southern coastline. Here, the Bentara River meets the Indian Ocean at a long stretch of soft sand that is open to the southern sun. Our island palms provide little to no shade on the Bentota Beach; therefore an appropriate amount of sunscreen is recommended for your visit.