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Mirissa Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

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About Mirissa Beach

It is the best places to see one of the only recorded resident blue whale colonies in their natural habitat. You could also see dolphins on whale the watching trips from Mirissa and Dondra head on the south coast.

Attractions Near Mirissa Beach

Weligama Beach
Weligama Beach4.73km from Mirissa Beach

You will see fishers on the beach with fishing rods in hand seated on stilts without moving, a unique fishing method in this area. This is a great place to learn surfing.

Galle Dutch Fort
Galle Dutch Fort28.41km from Mirissa Beach

Galle Fort in the Bay of Galle was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then widely fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument. The fort has recognized as a cultural heritage by UNESCO.

Tangalle Beach
Tangalle Beach38.77km from Mirissa Beach

Tangalle Beach is a perfect breathtaking place to go for a quiet and calm vacation. The beautiful white sand beach is like paradise, which goes on for kilometers. Originally, Tallanga was a fishing village but suffered hugely in the tsunami in 2004, and they have been rebuilding ever since.

Hikkaduwa Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach45.24km from Mirissa Beach

It is reputed as the second best-surfing spot in Sri Lanka. The beach is known for its Coral Reef that visitors can access.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sinharaja Forest Reserve46.05km from Mirissa Beach

This is forest reserve is a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. The reserve's name means the Lion Kingdom.

Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park72.56km from Mirissa Beach

Udawalawe National Park is located on the border of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, south Sri Lanka. The national park was established to be a sanctuary for wild animals. It has the Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage- to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves for release back into the wild.

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The seventh-largest provinces out of nine in Sri Lanka. Its geographic area has the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota. Farming and fishing are the primary sources of income for the majority of the locals in this region. It is divided into 3 districts and 47 divisional secretariats with the third largest population of the country, most of them living in Galle district.