Nilawala Beach

Nilawala Beach

Good for Relax
 / 10 Pleasant
#2 out of 2
in Polhena
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+30.2 oC +23.5 oC
Air temperature
3.4 M/S
+28.3 oC
Water temperature
1.1 M
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Stays nearby

Good location! Lots of inspiring beaches nearby.

Beach surroundings

Nice place to visit! The number of attractions nearby is higher than the average for the region


  • Polhena 14 min walk
  • Acquabey Surf Villa 14 min walk
  • Tropi Turtle Guestho... 21 min walk
  • Beach inns holiday r... 29 min walk


  • Hotel Nawathana 14 min walk
  • Dutch Reformed Churc... 16 min walk
  • පරෙවි දූව විහාරස්ථාන... 18 min walk
  • The Shrine of Our La... 22 min walk


  • KCT 24.7km
  • Pamburana Bus Stop 15 min walk
  • Matara 20 min walk


  • Polhena 1.1km
  • Colombo 133.8km

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Questions and answers

What is the water and sand quality of the Nilawala Beach?

The coastline of Nilawala Beach is covered with golden sand. It's relatively clean, the surface is pure and unmixed. The water near the beach is brown, it does not look very good.

What are the key activities at Nilawala Beach?

For the main activity - sunbathing, there are no sun loungers on the Nilawala Beach, so you need to take personal items with you and there is a natural shade that can become a lifesaver on a hot day.

Is the Nilawala Beach good for swimming?

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

Nilawala Beach is fully protected from waves.

There are few boats in the bay.

Is the Nilawala Beach good for families?

Family travelers should consider the following features of the beach. This is the natural virgin beach with minimal amenities. It's covered with sand and the entrance to the water is gentle.

Is the Nilawala Beach secluded and good for relaxing?

There are several buildings near the beach. During the high season, the occupancy of the beach is moderate, which is very good for lovers of a relaxing holiday.

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

There is no restaurant or bar directly on Nilawala Beach.

There are 4 restaurants nearby.Polhena is the closest place located 1100 meters from the beach.

How far is the Nilawala Beach from parking?

The Nilawala 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 Nilawala Beach?

There are 4 attractions near Nilawala Beach that are popular with travelers. The nearest are Hotel Nawathana located in 1.1 km. See the attractions section for details.

What is the best time of the year to visit Nilawala Beach?

The month with the highest temperature in Nilawala Beach is April. Its average value reaches 31°C. The warmest sea is in April, the average value is 30°C. The coldest month is September with air temperature 29°C and water 28°C. See more details in weather section.

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