HIRIKETIYA BEACH SRI LANKA | HIRIKETIYA BAY SRI LANKA
UPCOMING SURFING HOTSPOT
Located near the coastal town of Dickwella on the far south of Sri Lanka, Hiriketiya is a hot new spot recently discovered by backpackers as one of the best beaches in the Sri Lanka for surfing and sun bathing.
It is a daintily formed 500-meter bay in the shape of a horseshoe, Hiriketiya cove is one of those places where the thick jungle winds down to meet the golden sand, which is only unique to tropical islands such as Sri Lanka.
The sea breeze that sweeps through the tree leaves gives this mesmerizing cove a jungle paradise vibe, where time becomes irrelevant when gazing at the crashing waves while listening to the lull of the rustling leaves.
Hiriketiya bay is getting famous among surfers in the world as one of the best surfing locations in the island where all levels of surfers are able to catch waves of their preference almost all throughout the year.
The beach is perfect for relaxing and sun bathing while stretching on a blanket in the shade of the trees, sipping on the freshly plucked king coconut straight out from the tree.
Hiriketiya beach is proving to be a hotspot for bronzed, seasoned surfers as well as salty-haired beach enthusiasts all over the world, with cafes, restaurants and guest houses popping up here and there with excellent food and cocktails.
Hiriketiya beach is slowly becoming one of the premiere surfing destinations Sri Lanka as to offer, where it is possible to learn surfing for the beginner, or to take up a challenge for the more experienced.
BEST TIME TO COME HIRIKETIYA BAY SRI LANKA
The smaller swell that occupy the bay from December to February, is perfect for the beginner, while the experienced surfers can catch the tide during August to December.
PLACES AROUND HIRIKETIYA BEACH SRI LANKA
Visiting Weligama beach is also something to do when visiting Hiriketiya. For those who are learning to surf, the baby waves at Weligama are said to be the best, and afterwards, Hiriketiya is the perfect location to take the beginner’s surfing for the next level.
Apart from lazy sunbathing and going on an expedition among the rocks, Hiriketiya is becoming a surfer’s paradise, which attract more and more water sport enthusiasts day by day.
Best time to visit – December to February and August to December
Distance from Colombo –183 km.
How to get there – Around 4.5 hours in a private vehicle from Colombo.
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