Photo of Arugam Bay Beach with bright fine sand surface © Chanul Malwenna Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach with turquoise water surface © Jānis Kolomenskis Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach with spacious bay © Oshan Niwanthaka Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach with very clean level of cleanliness © Hasitha Wijesekara Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach amenities area © Shimon Dayan Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach and the settlement © Suthan Sutharsan Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach with bright fine sand surface © Chanul Malwenna Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach with turquoise water surface © Jānis Kolomenskis Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach with spacious bay © Oshan Niwanthaka Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach with very clean level of cleanliness © Hasitha Wijesekara Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach amenities area © Shimon Dayan Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach and the settlement © Suthan Sutharsan Google
Photo of Arugam Bay Beach - popular place among relax connoisseurs © Upali Beach Surf Resort & Café Google

Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Located within the settlement
Arugam Bay 0.5 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Mambos Arugambay
5.8 - Pleasant 60m
Restaurant Tom and Jerry
9.2 - Excellent 70m
Restaurant Swell Cafe
9 - Excellent 80m
Restaurant Emily's Arugambay
9.6 - Exceptional 100m
Cafe Salty Swamis Arugam Bay
9.6 - Exceptional 100m
Thai Restaurant Wayside Thai Beach Restaurant & Bar
8.4 - Very good 100m
Cafe Kaffi Arugam Bay
9.4 - Excellent 130m
Restaurant MAMA'S Restaurant Arugambay
7.8 - Very good 160m
Pizza Restaurant Pizza Hub
9.6 - Exceptional 160m

About

Arugam Bay Beach is located on the Bay of Bengal (part of Indian ocean) and it is in the 60th place out of 235 beaches in the Sri Lanka region 219.4 km away from its center, the city of Colombo. It is one of the beaches of Arugam Bay settlement, just 0.5 km from its center. The beach is located in an urban area. It is partially covered by trees which give natural shade.

It is a spacious bay with turquoise water and pure bright fine sand, so you don't need special shoes. The entrance to the water is quite sharp. This beach is suitable for different categories of people, lonely travellers, relaxation getaway lovers etc. It is very crowded place during the season.

Arugam Bay Beach coast is free for all. This beach has the following amenities, loungers and umbrellas, beach restaurant, toilets. .

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can also take part in other activities, snorkeling. There are also some surf spots.

This beach is easily accessible, it is located very close to road. Parking is located at some distance, within 300 meters.

3 more beaches are also available within a 5 km radius. The best one is Pasarichenai Beach, which has a rating of 6.8.

Arugam Bay Beach is located in Sri Lanka within Arugam Bay, which makes it easily accessible and therefore popular among travelers. In the high season this may cause some discomfort, due to the large influx of tourists.

The beach stretches on the sunny coast, within the boundaries of the settlement, it is not difficult to get to it. If your stay is located not far from the beach, you can reach it by walking. In this case you will not be tied to finding parking or to the schedule of public transport. If you are traveling by car just use your navigator. In any case, do not forget about the availability of public transport and taxis.

Weather

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+35 o C +26 o C
Air temperature
4.6 M/S
Wind
+31 o C
Water temperature
1.6 M
Wave height

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Located within the settlement
Arugam Bay 0.5 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Mambos Arugambay
5.8 - Pleasant 60m
Restaurant Tom and Jerry
9.2 - Excellent 70m
Restaurant Swell Cafe
9 - Excellent 80m
Restaurant Emily's Arugambay
9.6 - Exceptional 100m
Cafe Salty Swamis Arugam Bay
9.6 - Exceptional 100m
Thai Restaurant Wayside Thai Beach Restaurant & Bar
8.4 - Very good 100m
Cafe Kaffi Arugam Bay
9.4 - Excellent 130m
Restaurant MAMA'S Restaurant Arugambay
7.8 - Very good 160m
Pizza Restaurant Pizza Hub
9.6 - Exceptional 160m
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Area

Average rating of nearest beaches is 7.2 (Good)

Arugam Bay Beach is located in Sri Lanka within Arugam Bay, which makes it easily accessible and therefore popular among travelers. In the high season this may cause some discomfort, due to the large influx of tourists.

The beach stretches on the sunny coast, within the boundaries of the settlement, it is not difficult to get to it. If your stay is located not far from the beach, you can reach it by walking. In this case you will not be tied to finding parking or to the schedule of public transport. If you are traveling by car just use your navigator. In any case, do not forget about the availability of public transport and taxis.

What to do in Arugam Bay Beach? Are there any attractions or entertainments in region?

For those who wish to engage in something more extreme than a lazy holiday on the beach, it is worth noting that Arugam Bay Beach is excellent for surfing. This kind of activity is suitable for beginners and for professionals. The waves in this region you can see in the photos above or study the reviews by our users. And by the way, on the beach you can take surfing coaches!

When it comes to what to do in Arugam Bay Beach, it's impossible not to mention an insanely popular activity: snorkeling. The coastal waters of the region are full of interesting views, which can be observed through a snorkeling mask. Well, if you do not have the necessary equipment for snorkeling - everything can be purchased at the nearby shops.

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Nearest Beaches

Pasarichenai Beach
780m 10 min walk
Pasarichenai Beach
6.8 Good
Pottuvil Beach
3.7km
Pottuvil Beach
6.6 Good
Peanut Farm Beach
5.2km
Peanut Farm Beach
7.5 Very good
Pottuvil point Beach
5.6km
Pottuvil point Beach
7.5 Very good
Whiskey Beach
7.5km
Whiskey Beach
7.8 Very good
Panama Beach
8.3km
Panama Beach
7.4 Good

Localities

Arugam Bay  •  520m
Colombo  •  219.4km

Transport

GOY  •  59.9km
Potuvil Police Station  •  4.3km
Batticaloa Railway Station  •  99.5km
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Average Reviews rating

7.8 Very good

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7.8 Very good
HF
Harrison Flanders
User status Beach Practitioner
10 Exceptional

Arugam Bay is a true gem hidden on the east coast of Sri Lanka, far from the hustle and bustle of the capital city and other popular tourist spots. This secluded paradise has managed to maintain its small-town charm while gaining popularity among adventurous travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path destination. If you're a surfer, Arugam Bay is a must-visit destination with some of the best beaches in the country. But even if you're not a surfer, you'll be captivated by the stunning beauty of the coastline and the warm tropical weather that envelops the area (with the exception of the monsoon season). The best time to visit is from May to September when the monsoons have subsided. Getting to Arugam Bay is an adventure in itself, with a long but scenic bus journey from Colombo taking approximately 9 hours. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi or rent a car to drive to Pottuvil from any part of Sri Lanka, with the journey from Colombo taking around 8 hours. Whether you choose to travel by bus or car, the journey is well worth it to experience the natural splendor of Arugam Bay.

1 year ago
A
Alessio
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

This beach is an absolute paradise for surfers with perfect waves and an ideal spot for swimming and leisurely strolls. The food options are diverse and delectable, especially the mouth-watering delicacies served right on the beach. The ambiance is incredibly relaxed, making it an ideal spot to unwind and rejuvenate. A visit to this beach is an experience you wouldn't want to miss.

1 year ago
LC
Lena Carvelli
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

Arugam Bay is a paradise for surfers, offering the best waves for those seeking an adrenaline rush. The current season is in full swing, so don't miss out on the opportunity to catch some gnarly waves. You might even catch a glimpse of some famous surfers if you're lucky enough to be there on June 30th between 6:30 am and 7:50 am. This beach is truly a gem, with its stunning scenery and crystal-clear waters. If you're a surfing enthusiast, Arugam Bay is a must-visit destination.

1 year ago
SJ
Sara Johansen
User status Novice Beachgoer
8 Very good

The beach is a picturesque and stunning location, perfect for surfing enthusiasts. A variety of restaurants are conveniently located near the beach, making it an ideal spot for those looking for a lively party atmosphere to enjoy their weekend. If you're coming from Colombo, you can take a bus to Pottuvil or a train to Batticalo and then a bus to reach this beautiful destination. Alternatively, you can also travel from the southern part of the island.

1 year ago
NC
NexaDrive Car
User status Novice Beachgoer
8 Very good

Arugam Bay, situated in the Eastern Coast of Pottovil, is a surfer's haven and one of Sri Lanka's most renowned beaches. It attracts visitors from all corners of the globe who come here for the exhilarating surfing experience. Surfboards can be easily rented at affordable rates from several rental shops. Apart from surfing, Arugam Bay is also an excellent destination for those seeking comfortable accommodation and authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. There are numerous options available to suit every budget and taste. While at Arugam Bay, don't miss the opportunity to explore other nearby attractions such as Peanut Farm, Whiskey Point, Kumana Safari, Panama Beach, and Kudumbigala Monastery. Each of these places offers its unique charm and beauty, making your trip to Arugam Bay a memorable one.

1 year ago