Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay Beach

Good for Relax
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Beach surroundings


  • Muhudu Maha Vihara B... 2.9km
  • Muhudu Maha Viharaya 3km
  • Anasco Farm 3.9km
  • Elephant Rock juncti... 4km


  • GOY 59.7km
  • Potuvil Police Stati... 4.3km
  • Batticaloa Railway S... 99km


  • Arugam Bay 520m
  • Colombo 219.4km

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Questions and answers

What is the water and sand quality of the Arugam Bay Beach?

The Arugam Bay Beach is covered with soft and fine golden sand. It's very clean, the surface is pure and unmixed. The water is impeccably turquoise.

What are the key activities at Arugam Bay Beach?

For sunbathing and relaxing, Arugam Bay Beach has comfortable sun loungers, and there is a natural shade that can become a lifesaver on a hot day.

The Arugam Bay Beach is also suitable for the following water activities:

  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing

Is the Arugam Bay Beach good for swimming?

The entrance to the water is sharp, the bottom is comfortable.

The waves in the Arugam Bay Beach are usually strong.

There are a lot of boats in the bay.

Is the Arugam Bay Beach good for families?

Family travelers should consider the following features of the beach. On the beach, there are minimal sufficient amenities such as sun loungers or beach bar. It's covered with pure soft sand and the entrance to the water is sharp.

Is the Arugam Bay Beach secluded and good for relaxing?

There are several buildings near the beach.

Is there any food or beverages in the area of Arugam Bay Beach?

The bar is located right on the Arugam Bay Beach.

How far is the Arugam Bay Beach from parking?

The Arugam Bay Beach has a parking spot. It is not very large, so in high season it can be busy. It's not very close, about 300 meters.

Are there any attractions nearby Arugam Bay Beach?

There are 4 attractions near Arugam Bay Beach that are popular with travelers. The nearest are Muhudu Maha Vihara Beach located in 2.9 km. See the attractions section for details.

What is the best time of the year to visit Arugam Bay Beach?

The month with the highest temperature in Arugam Bay Beach is June. Its average value reaches 34°C. The warmest sea is in May, the average value is 31°C. The coldest month is January with air temperature 28°C and water 28°C. See more details in weather section.

Is the beach good for sunbathing?

Arugam Bay Beach (Sri Lanka) is not just a great place to relax and swim, everything is created there for sunbathing. You can even call Arugam Bay Beach a sunbathing beach. Comfortable sun loungers with umbrellas and for the most sophisticated tourists - a natural shade along the beach. A beautiful tan after taking a few sunbaths on this beach is ensured. The main thing is not to forget to use sunscreen and do not overdo with time spent in the sun. If in doubt, look at the user photos above.

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