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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
beach is nice but waves are strong for small children swimming far is not advisable if youre nota good swimmer.
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 !
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.
Its really pretty and clean. The water is blue and very clear. its a really beautiful beach and everyone is super friendly.
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.
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).