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Officially known as Dickwella is a small town in the South of Sri Lanka located near to mirissa at 175 KM distance from Colombo. Dikwella is getting popular among surfing enthusiasts and yoga addicted travelers. Hiriketiya Beach is an actual point where you can do surfing and it’s situated next to Dikwella beach at just a few minutes walking distances. Unlike other Sri Lankan beaches, Hiriketiya (also called HIRI) beach has clear water. At Hiriketiya Beach Surfing board and lessons can be taken from locals at affordable charges. Few good bars are also located near the beach so you can hang out with your friends. Besides surfing, Night party lovers also can visit the beach. There is one point called Dots that’s famous for evening parties and live music. At the moment mostly Sri Lankan local visit Dickwella Beach because it’s not that much popular among foreign travelers. In fact, most of them don’t know that this beach exists.
Best time to visit
Even though you can visit it any time of the year, the months of January, all the way up to June is a good time to visit Dikwela because of less rain. The months of July to October can often be considered as unpleasant as it’s rainy season so you may be stuck in something and can experience storm as well.
How to get there?
If you’re in Mirrisa fro there you can jump on the local bus from to Dikwella as it’s super, super cheap and took around an hour.
The closest stop to Hiriketiya Beach, is still another 20 minutes walk from the bay.
Another option is to rent scooters for around 1000 Sri Lanka Rupees per day.
Dikwella beach offers a variety of things to do there. You can enjoy as well as spend the most quality time here.
As I said earlier you can do surfing at Hiri bay. Otherwise, you can swim.
Massage is the most attractive thing associated with Dikwella Beach. There are different spots on the beach offering the massage facility to the people.
Like the other beaches of the country, Dikwella beach also offers the chance to enjoy the sunbath. You can have a chair and just lie down and take a nap. This will keep you happy and fresh.
There are spots on the beach which offers yoga for the people who come to visit the beach. Some of them are Salt, Jasper House & Dots. Most trainers are Europeans. Each class cost is around 10000 LKR ($9). Dots hostel arrange yoga classes twice a day at 8 am and 4 pm.
Walk Along the Beach:
If you want to spend the nights close to the beach area, you can stay in the resorts close to the beach. A long walk near the beach in the sand in the evening will soothe your body as well as mind.
Where to Stay and Eat:
There are many good restaurants in Dikwella that offer a huge range of eatables to visitors. The famous ones include:
Dots Beach House
The Grove Lanka
The best places to stay in Dikwella include:
Surf Bay Villa
Exploring is recommended on the beach
Parasols and deck chairs can be rented on the beach
Make sure to read Dikwella Beach review.