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Distance from Colombo : 300KM
Distence from Batticaloa : 35KM
Nearest Airport : Batticaloa
Pasikuda beach, recognized as one of safest beaches in Sri Lanka is very famous among the travelers who travel around the Sri Lankan tourism areas. Known for its sun kissed beaches, one of the best seaside areas to visit when in the Eastern Coast is Pasikuda Beach. Located in the Batticaloa district and around 300 kms from the commercial capital Colombo.
Throughout the year Pasikuda beach is fully crowded with travelers from all around the world. The sea is visualized with crystal clear water. Foreign travelers never miss this beach as it is known as an ideal destination for a sea bath.
Pasikuda Beach itself is known for its long stretch of golden sand shoreline and tranquil turquoise waters that provide a picture postcard like landscape in which to enjoy the glorious coastal sunshine.
The waters that surround the beach are relatively shallow and one can safely wade through the sea for quite some distance. This is an ideal place for a family beach picnic and offers a peaceful and laid-back seaside setting in which to just sit back, relax and watch the world go lazily by. Also close by is the equally well known Kalkudah beach that is worth visiting.
During the seasons, many water surfing sport men and women come to frolic with the waves in Pasikuda Beach. Even Sri Lanka players are trying to compete with them. Especially Pasikuda beach is appropriate for the beginners in water surfing. Surfing the waves, pulling off cool techniques, jumping high off the wave and spinning in the air are attractive. They have been trained to the surfing game professionally. Even an open tournament is held at the Pasikuda beach annuallyfor the surfers.
Foreigners from European and American countries like sunny climates. Therefore they prefer to expose themselves to sun rays and walk along this long shallow coastline. The beach is a memorable opportunity to enjoy the holidays in the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka. The beautiful unspoiled beach is located in a scenic surrounding.
All the Guest Houses in Pasikuda are set back from the actual beach giving you the impression that you are on a deserted palm fringed island. Therefore travelers are encouraged to visit Pasikuda beach and feel free minded.
Passikudah Beach is the main beach out of the two, in terms of popularity and development. There is a bus station right by the entrance of the beach. The main entrance to the beach is where you will find the busiest area. There’s a section of the sea which is a swimming area, so it’s always full to the brim with people splashing about and enjoying themselves. This is only a small section of the beach and there’s nothing stopping you swimming in ‘undesignated swimming areas’. If head north along the beach, you will have no problem finding a deserted patch of sand to relax on.
Passikudah is a beautiful beach, with white sands and a clear, calm ocean. However, the beach isn’t flawless. Seaweed and coral scatters across the beach, but that adds to the natural charm. As I mentioned the sea is motionless and definitely the most appealing to swim in which I have encountered in Sri Lanka. The only issue with swimming off Passikudah Beach is that the shore is full of coral reefs. Make sure you don’t end up with a painful experience by stepping on the coral. However, with the beautiful clear water, you can easily avoid the coral.
The main drawback to Passikudah Beach is that large and expensive resorts lay claim to much of the land behind the beach. It does hinder some of the natural beauty of the beach. If you’re looking for a completely deserted stretch of sand, then Passikudah isn’t the beach for you. You can find a quiet patch of sand, but nowhere is deserted thanks to the resorts in every direction. Having said that, Passikudah is a beautiful beach with a crystal clear and lazy sea.