Pasikuda Beach

Pasikuda Beach is considered not only one of the most serene beaches in Sri Lanka, but also one of the most unique beaches in the country since it possesses the world’s longest stretches of shallow reef coastlines. The favourable geography and shallow pristine coastlines have made Pasikuda Beach result in the flocking of many tourists from afar to experience such tranquility.

Best Known For

  • Social and Relaxation: With its relatively undisturbed, peaceful beaches, along with the establishment of many luxury accommodation options along the beach, Pasikuda Beach allows you to unwind and take life away from the fast lane.
  • Sports and Recreation: The calm and tranquil beaches, along with thriving coral reefs make Pasikuda Beach an ideal location to cherish one of the most memorable beach holidays, allowing one to explore the deep blue while partaking in water sports like snorkeling and deep sea diving.

Interesting Facts

  • Pasikuda Beach literally translates from Tamil to ‘Green algae bay beach’ due to the abundance of green algae around the bay area which connects to the beach.
  • The beach boasts of an interesting coastline that is very shallow allowing you to walk around 250-metres to 1-KM into the sea claiming the title of the ‘world’s longest shallow coastline’.

Times, Seasons and Tips

  • Pasikuda Beach almost always experiences tropical weather throughout the year, however, you can make the most of the weather during the months of March to October as the weather is more predictable and favourable during this period.
  • The early mornings are the times you can get to witness the Pasikuda beaches well-kept secret, the magnificent sunrise. Just make sure you get there early to marvel at the grandeur of the sun as it could get crowded on certain days, especially the weekends.
  • It is important to keep a watchful eye of your belongings and be mindful of the tide patterns as there are no lifeguards present in the area.

In conclusion, Pasikuda Beach is just one of the beaches, out of the many in Sri Lanka, boasting of a unique feature in the form of the long shallow coastline along with the usual golden sand and turquoise blue waters.

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Location info



March - October

Guided Tour


Social and Relaxation

Nature and Outdoors

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