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Mount Lavinia Beach

  Province Western
  District Colombo
  Nearest Town Dehiwala
  Season November to April is the best period to visit this location.

Mount Lavinia is the most popular beach because of its close proximity to the capital. It is situated beside a wind swept headland jutting into the waters of the Indian Ocean. Mt-Lavinia beach is noteworthy in historical value as well as in beauty. It is an ideal place to indulge in relaxation and enjoy the sea

Ten km south of Colombo Fort, along Galle road (Colombo - Galle main road) the leafy beachside suburb of Mount Lavinia is bounded by the small headland (called Mount). The town is one of the few pleasant punctuating features on the coastline near the capital & frees you from the congestion of bustling Colombo. In the sea side, the mazes of lanes are studded with attractive colonial villas mostly shaded with canopies of bougainvillea trees. Combination of lovely scent of frangipani & the sea breeze makes the area refreshing. Mount Lavinia beach plays host to several important events. The most famous being the annual two-mile sea swim, an event that attracts the best swimmers in the country. In the months leading up to the event, aspiring young swimmers can be seen training hard with ambitions to become national sporting celebrities. The Surf Lifesaving Association of Sri Lanka conducts training and an annual lifesaving competition on the beach, and on weekends, volunteer lifeguards keep watch over swimmers and train new recruits. In the past few years the beach has hosted numerous festivals that exemplify its laidback and bohemian lifestyle where everyone is welcome. The beach is a great place for running, and its not uncommon to spot the national cricket team out for a training run. With a water temperature of 28 degrees the sea is perfect for swimming, especially during the calm season from November to April

Sundays and Public Holidays crowd the Mount Lavinia Beach participating in many beach sports activities such as swimming, surfing, beach volleyball, & beach rugby. Music by Live bands & Entertainment by DJs spice up each evening & often make it a hot spot for laid back nightlife. Its location is ideal for any upper market business since its just a heart beat away from the Heart of Colombo.

The fantastic beach is crowded on holidays with local people who enjoy the beach sports activities such as swimming and surfing. Visit