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Mirissa Bay Beach

  Province Southern
  District Matara
  Nearest Town Weligama
  Season November to April

Mirissa Beach is a beautiful small rocky beach which is calm and marks for one of the country's most beautiful beach. Its headland separates its small fishing harbor from its beautiful curve of sandy beach with calm, clear waters. Mirissa is the alternative for quieter place to Unawatuna or Hikkaduwa.

5km southeast across Weligama Bay, Mirissa, with its picture-perfect wide stretch of golden sand backed by luxuriant vegetation has been sensibly developed so as to retain the relaxed nature of the little village. Mirissa's headland divides its small fishing harbour from its beautiful curve of sandy beach with calm, clear waters. It's a low-key, peaceful spot. The headland is an ideal spot to view Weligama Bay Beach

Parrot Rock

The rocky outcrop to the east of the bay, Giragala (Parrot Rock) Village, is a reef ideal for long hours, long days of swimming. Parrot Rock is also a popular fishing spot. Still more, it is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Western end of the bay is the best area for surfing as well as snorkeling with plenty of fish.

Corals & sea turtles

Corals & sea turtles are on the south side.

Whales and Dolphins Watching-

these days much of tourist specially coming to mirissa as it's very famous for whale watching. Indian ocean off the mirissa harbor you can watch the whales in November to April season.


Inland, you can explore the river, & there are some pleasant walks (or cycle trips) up into the woods.

Deep Sea Fishing, River Trips, Snorkeling and Bird watching are activities you could do while you travel in mirissa srilanka.