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Nilaweli Beach

Trinco, as it has generally called, has been a seaport since 400 BCE. The earliest epigraphical notations found in Trincomalee municipality are in the Tamil dialect. The Tamil colony at the pier of Trincomalee was one of the oldest settlements on the Island.

It is notable for Whale Watching, which is also one of the favorite things to do in Mirissa in the opposing season. The whale season in Trincomalee maneuvers from March until August.

  It was the ultimate way to end our month-long trip around Sri Lanka. There were fantastic places to visit in Trincomalee and Uppuveli. 

Nilaveli is a seaside resort townlet and suburb of the Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka, discovered 16 km northwest of the municipality of Trincomalee. A historically famous Tamil village and destination of the district alongside the nearby Uppuweli, the numeral of tourists fell following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War but has also grown since 2010. Pigeon Island National Park, one of the two aquatic national parks of the province, is situated 1 km off the sands of Nilaveli. Its large species of herbage, coral, and reef fish contribute to Nilaveli’s rich biodiversity.

It is one of the most attractive beachfront in Sri Lanka, well-known for its smooth white sand and stunning gulfs. Nilaveli is renowned for recreational water dupes such as scuba diving.

One of the biggest appeals of surfing in Sri Lanka is that you won’t need a wetsuit – it’s bikini and board shorts all the way!

Sri Lanka is one of the most dedicated surfing destinations in the Indian Ocean and has two different surfing regions – the Southern Province and the Eastern Province. Each is exposed to extra swell and wind conditions, making it possible to surf in Sri Lanka all year round.


Useful Information

  • The blue waters can tempt you to plunge into the waters. If you don’t know diving, then our Nilaveli diving centers have experts who can help you with the same.
  • The best time to visit is from March to August.

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Nilaweli Beach

Nilaveli Beach is beachfront that Trincomalee is most famous for, perfect for swimming, fishing, and a wide array of water sports. Enjoy activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and whale-watching.


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