Mirissa Beach

Mirissa Beach

Check Mirissa Beach on the Sri Lanka map

Mirissa is a small village, located between Weligama and Matara.

The history of the village is quite interesting, actually it's even hard to find in on the Sri Lankan map. It was completely unknown for the tourist even 10 years ago. The main business of the Mirissa citizens   is fishing, there is also a small harbor located there. At the moment, Mirissa getting more popular each year. Wide and beautiful sandy beaches, small guesthouses, and a feeling of a real wild-nature-living, drive a lot of tourist there.

Mirissa looks especially good  during the High season from November to April, during the low season the waves getting bigger and the beach smaller.

Recommended review time for sightseeing: 15 m

Tourist reviews about Mirissa Beach

Story of a Super Clean Beach
Anuj-Rank... [TA], , Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Mrissa beach is very clean and still not so popular among the travelers..According to me its on of the finest beaches in the world ...I like the fact that its still known to very few travelers which makes it a kind of private beach....

Lovely surf, long and wide
Beverley... [TA], , London, United Kingdom

Great beach. Good surf for boogie boarding. Lifeguard on duty.
Numerous bars and restaurants with good fresh, but expensive, fish.
Not too busy and no pesky hawkers!
Highly recommended.

Gorgeous Beach
Kairho1 [TA], , Ocala, Florida

Narrow but clean. High surf but picturesque. And no pesky vendors!

All in all, an excellent place to while away a few (or many) hours.

Gorgeous relaxing place to watch the sun go down
annettet [TA], , Camberley UK

I could have stayed longer than our 3 nights in Mirissa dont forget a trip to The Shack on the beach such a chilled place. loved watching the wind surfers with a cocktail in hand, soaking up the sun, just bliss

Best place in Sri lanka
adventure... [TA], , Galway, Ireland

Was so happy with this beach, relaxing beach spend 3 days on hotel on beach. Only problem was the waves too big so we couldn't really swim in the sea but I think all beaches in Sri Lanka are the same during rainy season.

nice beach but so crowded
KrishSL [TA], , Negombo, Sri Lanka

very nice place as a beach & specially for night parties on the beach. many many restaurants are conducting beach parties on each days. so enjoyable, but so crowded in this season time. also a best place for whales watching.

Gorgeous beach!!!
vilgail_s [TA], ,

One of the best beaches in Sri Lanka! Beatiful sights, a lot of sand, big waves, nice places to eat! Will defiitelly come back to Mirissa!

Another beautiful spot 30 min away from Galle
Alex P [TA], , Montreal, Canada

I would highly recommend the spot. Mirisa offers one of the most stunning beach that I have seen. The spot might be a bit touristic after lunch, but who cares. Anyone will remain speechless in front of so much beauty.

strong waves not good for small children
risingsta... [TA], , Luzon, Philippines

beach is nice but waves are strong for small children swimming far is not advisable if youre nota good swimmer.

Relax Beach
Kalum L [TA], , Lucerne, Switzerland

This is a beautyfull and relaxing beach.one of best beach in Sri Lanka.gold sand and bluewater,Once when you are there you will enjoy.sure !

Clean, pretty but touristy
LSam13 [TA], , Luang Prabang

The beach is clean with turquoise waters and it's nice for sunbathing and sipping a cocktail in a sun lounger - if you like that kind of thing that is. Other than that, it is lined with bars and restaurants and swimming isn't great due to the waves crashing onto the beach and both food and drinks are overpriced. It is very touristy. This can be annoying but at the same time it makes it ok to wear bikini.

There are some beautiful beaches just a little further east with good snorkelling and turtles.

Beautiful Beach
Tamf1 [TA], , Bangalore, India

Its really pretty and clean. The water is blue and very clear. its a really beautiful beach and everyone is super friendly.

triandswi... [TA], , London, United Kingdom

Great beach, good waves for surf down one end as well. Amazing sea and loads of laid back cafes and bars leading onto it with a v chilled out vibe.

Nice yet over exploited beach
Samuel L [TA], , Tangalle, Sri Lanka

One of the few places on this island where you can actually get into the water and not drown. Very beautiful location indeed (if you bear with the crowds).

Beautiful, uncrowded beach
Carol J [TA], , Epsom, United Kingdom

The beach is beautiful but pick your sunbed wisely if you don't want to be blasted with some rather varied music! Providing you get a peaceful spot the only thing that will trouble you is trying not to burn and, on windy days, possibly trying not to let the parasol get away.

little slice of paradise
kmh1 [TA], , Munich, Germany

fantastic beach, clear water (before the rainy season), great food, great prices. if you go, tread lightly and don't ruin it!

Loud unpleasant atmosphere
Waltbrixt... [TA], , London, United Kingdom

Had booked to spend 4 nights here and was really looking forward to relaxing by the beach and trying some surfing. On the 1st night there we were kept up until 4 in the morning by the bass of a tacky rave next door. There were drunk people walking up and down the beach and the whole place had an aggressive atmosphere. It's such a shame as the beach is wonderful.

Pretty but far from the best
l1ttlem1s... [TA], , London

Don't go to Mirissa for the best beaches in Sri Lanka. For that you need Tangalle. Go for the whale watching and, in season, the beach parties. Having said that, the beaches are relatively pretty and clean and the sea is suitable for paddling and surfing. There are also a few restaurants on the beach.

itravelju... [TA], , India

Pretty beach with lovely clear waters , watch out for the waves can be quite strong! so some caution! can't wait to visit again!

A piece of good touristic place to rest from treks!
alexissch... [TA], , Singapore, Singapore

The beach of Mirissa is a very nice and not so big place to rest after discovering all the wonders of Sri Lanka!

a pretty bay with lots of beach restaurants
dianagray [TA], , East Sussex

A lovely clean beach with many cafes and restaurants which have chairs and loungers. You can relax and watch the waves, the swimmers and the surfers. The trees along the shoreline provide some natural shade in places and there are no hustlers or sellers on the beach. In the evenings the restaurants and bars get livelier and offer freshly caught fish and seafood for dinner. A great place for a beach break.

Great for body boarding
Seb-trott... [TA], , Montreal, Canada

Was there today with my wife and two kids of 11 and 9. The beach is very wide with golden sand. Waves are good enough to body board. I saw people surfing at one end of the beach where the waves were a bit stronger. In general we found it less crowded and better than Unawatuna.

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