The beach hotspot of the Southern coast
Where life’s really a beach
With a mix of beautiful beaches, watersports and buzzing streets that attract tropical fun seekers, there are a myriad of things to do in Bentota. This popular resort town sits between the Bentota lagoon, the river and the ocean on the South West coast of Sri Lanka, and is at the centre of the watersport action in the region. Despite the activity, endangered sea turtles come to nest on the beach and many conservation projects operate in the area.

The river and the thick mangrove swamps are also home to diverse marine life.
Places to visit
in Bentota
Lunuganga Gardens
14 acres of lush, beautifully landscaped gardens on the banks of the Dedduwa lake, this was the renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa’s personal hideaway.
Bentota Lagoon
Jet Skiing, windsurfing, boat rides, tube rides, waterboarding and much more, there are many thrills and spills to enjoy on the Bentota lagoon.
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Here, five turtle species - Olive Ridleys, Leatherbacks, Green Turtles, Loggerheads and Hawksbills, make their nests. Your visit will help the project’s conservation efforts.
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