The ‘coolest’ surfing spot in Sri Lanka
Where waves meet happy places
Arugam Bay
Unspoilt beaches and magnificent waves: it’s the ultimate ‘hangout’ for surfers and travellers from around the world. Located on the South Eastern shoreline, ‘the Bay’ is possibly the ‘coolest’ little seaside town in Sri Lanka. Famed as one of the top ten surfing spots in the world, it attracts big talent. With several local and international events taking place in Arugam Bay, the best time to visit would be May to August during the season.

Apart from the waves, there is the lagoon, river, mangroves, jungle, rice fields and dunes to explore too.
Things to do
in Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay
Kumana National Park
Located at the eastern edge of Yala, Kumana is renowned for large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds - a paradise for birdwatchers.
Arugam Bay
Learn Surfing
If you fancy your turn on the board, there are many surf schools and qualified instructors to help you hit the waves safely.
Arugam Bay
Kudumbigala Sanctuary
This isolated monastic complex built in 246 BC offers scenic views. 26 km south, the drive alongside the jungle is rather exciting too.
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