Passikudah is a coastal resort village located close to the city of Batticaloa, and is one of Sri Lanka’s hottest coastal destinations. This quaint village was inaccessible for several years due to the Civil War, but since 2009, Passikudah was reopened to the public and is now home to one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Located a few kilometers to the north is the beautiful city of Trincomalee which is home to Uga Jungle Beach, one of the most stylish and recommendable hotels in Trincomalee.

The Passikudah Beach is known for its pristine golden sandy coast line which is sheltered by several lush coconut palms. The beach is not crowded and is known for its blissfully relaxing ambience. Many tourists and locals visit this beach to take a break from the hassles of day-to-day life and absorb the awe-inspiring beauty of this beach. Being separate from any major urban activity, the beach is great to spend some quiet time in.

The Pasikuddah Beach is also good for trying out some water and outdoor activities. While considered to be one of Sri Lanka’s safest beaches, many tourists and locals come to just chill on the beach and work on their tans. The sound of the gentle breeze and the crashing waves is all the music you will need to chill out here. The beach is also a popular surf site, with the months of April through July being ideal to ride some waves. Water sports such as wind surfing and water skiing are also possible, given the mild and predictable weather and water conditions of Passikudah. There are several untarnished coral reefs in the waters of the Passikudah Beach, making it a great place to go snorkeling and diving too. The beauty of the beach also makes it a great place to cycle or just go one relaxing walks.

The Pasikkudah Beach truly is one of the most pleasant coastal attractions of Sri Lanka, so make sure you pay it a visit.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.