Mirissa is one of the main beach destinations in southern Sri Lanka. Located about 4km southeast of Weligama on the Matara road. Mirissa beach is a magnificent sandy beach with calm, clear waters. It had enough going on to give it an atmosphere without being overcrowded.

Mirissa Beach is the perfect beach holiday destination with surfing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing being the most popular offerings. Mirissa does have some relatively large waves – good for beginner and intermediate surfers. In particular a lot of surfers seem to gather near palm tree grove to ride the waves. If you’re looking to surf, the locals will be friendly enough to point you in the right direction. Mirissa is one of the best places in the world to see blue whales, and so whale watching is one of the best things to do in this area of Sri Lanka. The main whale-watching season in Mirissa runs from November to April, with sightings on around 95% of trips during this time. From May to October tours still run, but sightings are less common due to rougher seas. Tours are also more regularly cancelled due to weather during this time.

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