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8.1
Very good

Polhena Beach

Matara, Sri Lanka
#35 out of 235 in Polhena
8.1
Very good
Located within the settlement
Polhena 0.4 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Polhena
8 - Very good 240m
Restaurant Acquabey Surf Villa
9.4 - Excellent 240m
Restaurant Tropi Turtle Guesthouse
7.4 - Good 250m
Restaurant Beach inns holiday resort
8.8 - Excellent 890m
Restaurant Randuma Villas
5.6 - Pleasant 950m
Restaurant Peak Point Place
9.2 - Excellent 1km
Restaurant The Doctor's House
8.8 - Excellent 1km
Cafe Walgama Bake Shop
8.6 - Excellent 1.3km
Cafe Gunawardhana Bakers
8.6 - Excellent 1.4km

About

Polhena Beach is located on the Indian ocean and it is in the 35th place out of 235 beaches in the Sri Lanka region 133.5 km away from its center, the city of Colombo. It is one of the beaches of Polhena settlement, just 0.4 km from its center. The beach is located in an urban area.

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

Polhena Beach coast is free for all. This beach has the following amenities, beach restaurant, toilets. During the season this beach line is supervised by a lifeguard.

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can also take part in other activities.

This beach is easily accessible, it is located very close to road. Parking is located directly on the beach.

5 more beaches are also available within a 5 km radius. The best one is Kamburugamuwa Beach, which has a rating of 8.1.

Polhena Beach is located in Sri Lanka within Polhena, 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

history
+30 o C +26 o C
Air temperature
6.2 M/S
Wind
+29 o C
Water temperature
2.5 M
Wave height

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Located within the settlement
Polhena 0.4 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Polhena
8 - Very good 240m
Restaurant Acquabey Surf Villa
9.4 - Excellent 240m
Restaurant Tropi Turtle Guesthouse
7.4 - Good 250m
Restaurant Beach inns holiday resort
8.8 - Excellent 890m
Restaurant Randuma Villas
5.6 - Pleasant 950m
Restaurant Peak Point Place
9.2 - Excellent 1km
Restaurant The Doctor's House
8.8 - Excellent 1km
Cafe Walgama Bake Shop
8.6 - Excellent 1.3km
Cafe Gunawardhana Bakers
8.6 - Excellent 1.4km
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Area

Average rating of nearest beaches is 7.8 (Very good)

Polhena Beach is located in Sri Lanka within Polhena, 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.

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8 Very good
Kamburugamuwa Beach
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8.1 Very good
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Localities

Polhena  •  420m
Colombo  •  133.5km

Transport

KCT  •  23.7km
Pamburana Bus Stop  •  1.1km
Walgama Railway Station  •  1.7km
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DT
Dane Terrin
8 Very good

Sandy beach offers plenty of fun activities like snorkeling where you can spot turtles other sea life in the reef waters. The best time to snorkel is between 9:30 to 11:40 am local time. If you're interested in reserving a slot, give Oscar a call as he runs Turtle Bay activities is a genuine chap. As for dining options, there aren't many restaurants around, but there is a good place called Lions Gate Food just a few meters from the beach.

March 2023
LJ
Lysa Jovina
10 Exceptional

Upon laying eyes on this picturesque beach, I was immediately drawn to its inviting waters. This idyllic location is an absolute haven for swimmers, boasting a shallow shoreline that allows for easy navigation further into the sea without the fear of submerging. The experience of taking a dip in these crystal-clear waters is truly indescribable - one must simply experience it for themselves. Without a doubt, this beach is the ultimate destination for aquatic enthusiasts.

March 2023
SL
Sara Lio
2 Very poor

Ah, the beach. A place where you can enjoy the sun, sand, and the company of hundreds of strangers. The accommodations nearby seem to be stuck in a perpetual state of off-season, with the restaurants and overall vibe of the beach reflecting the same sentiment. And don't even get me started on the water quality - let's just say you wouldn't want to drink from it. To make matters worse, there are stray dogs roaming around and less-than-friendly neighbors. But hey, at least you can say you went to the beach, right?

March 2023
RS
Ravindra Samaraweera
10 Exceptional

Perfect spot to take a refreshing dip in the sea during the early hours of the day, up until around 10:30 am. However, it's important to exercise caution as the water can become rough and the current can be quite strong after this time. It's particularly important to be wary of the strong current to the left, as it can easily pull you into deeper waters without you even realizing it. There's also a risk of drowning, so it's important to stay alert and take all necessary precautions. Despite these potential dangers, the beach is still a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the sea.

March 2023
NJ
Nirasha Jayawardene
8 Very good

Located along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, this beach is a pleasant spot to soak up some sun and take a refreshing dip in the sea. However, be prepared for crowds on weekends and note that there is a fee for parking. After your swim, you can freshen up with the available shower facilities. It's important to note that drinking is not permitted on the beach, and there is a police post nearby to ensure the safety of all visitors.

March 2023