Mirissa

Mirissa is famous among tourists for its lovely sandy beach with relaxed and picturesque environment. It is a secluded bay lying about 5 kms from Weilgama.

Mirissa is famous among tourists for its lovely sandy beach with relaxed and picturesque environment. It is a secluded bay lying about 5 kms from Weilgama. It is a small fishing village with a wide stretch of golden beach lined with palm trees that is a traveller’s paradise. Like other beaches on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is good for body boarding and surfing and snorkelling and now become a famous place to do Dolphins and Whale watching Boat excursions.

Located at the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka, this panoramic bay is a perfect retreat for tourists where they can feel relaxed and rested. Mirissa beach is a very safe one for swimming with calm and clear waters. Restaurants and bars are located on the back side of the beach, where travellers relax drinking chilled beer. Travellers can also visit the fisher-folk village and the Buddhist temple.

Tourists Attractions in Mirissa

  • Beaches

Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transform your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality. Located close to the Southern tip of the island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hustle and bustle of your other life that’s a million miles away.

This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises. All the Guest Houses in Mirissa are set back from the actual beach giving you the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island. Every now and again the silence is broken by the sound of a coconut falling on the sand or a chilled beer being opened by someone further up the beach.

  • Water Sports

Mirissa is famous among tourists for its lovely sandy beach with relaxed and picturesque environment. It is a secluded bay lying about 5 kms from Weligama. It is a small fishing village with a wide stretch of golden beach lined with palm trees that is a traveller’s paradise. Like other beaches on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is good for water sports such as body boarding, surfing, Snorkeling, sports fishing, sailing, coastal cruises and boating activities for visitors to Southern Sri Lanka.

  • Snorkeling

Mirissa Beach is located close to the very Southern tip of Sri Lanka. While traveling on the Matara road you will encounter one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, the unique Mirissa Beach. Wide sandy strands will give you a warm welcome especially in the mornings and evenings when the sky provides a spectacular sunrise and sunset from pastel pink to flamy red. The long shoreline is defined by an abundance of coconut trees beyond those endless beaches. The sea water alternates between flat and wavy from day to day. Parts of the Mirissa beach are Snorkeling and surfing areas, especially the eastern end of the Mirissa bay is a perfect Snorkeling spot whereas the Western end is a fun right point for surfers. Don’t swim at the Western tip of the bay due to swell, rocks and sea urchins! Also be aware of strong currents while Snorkeling! A tropical attraction nearby is the snake farm of an ayurvedic doctor in Telijjawila.

  • Dolphins and Whale Watching

For Dolphins and whale watching, Mirissa has been the most popular attraction among the tourists who visit Sri Lanka since the year 2009. There are whale watching boat tours and flight tours that are operated based in Mirissa. Visitors can be taken to see the whales just within 5 minutes through the sky and also over the sea. Mirissa is the best place you can watch Blue Whales, Sperm Whales and also hundreds of Spinner Dolphins. Blue Whale is the largest and rare animal on earth to be seen and thereby Mirissa is the ideal location to visit for breathtaking and re-creative Blue Whale tours. On Blue Whale Watching Boat Tours, you may spot the Blue whales, Sperm whales and dolphins within a few nautical miles off the Mirissa shore.

Mirissa on map