Arugam Bay

The Arugam Bay surf beach is located 314 km from Colombo and 2 ½ km south of the small town of Pottuvil in the Ampara District which belongs to the Dry Zone along the South-East coast of Sri Lanka.

Arugam Bay City

Arugam Bay is a picturesque coastal town nestled on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. This tropical paradise is renowned for its stunning beaches, incredible surf breaks, and a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere. Arugam Bay is a favorite destination for surf enthusiasts, drawing people from all over the world to ride its famous waves. The town exudes a relaxed charm, with golden sands, clear blue waters, and a bohemian vibe that invites travelers to unwind and connect with nature. From rustic beachfront huts to cozy guesthouses, a variety of accommodations cater to different preferences and budgets. The local community is known for its warm hospitality and the chance to savor mouthwatering Sri Lankan cuisine. Beyond surfing, visitors can explore nearby national parks, immerse themselves in the local culture, or simply revel in the breathtaking sunsets. Arugam Bay is a haven for beach lovers and adventure seekers, promising an unforgettable coastal experience.

Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay Beach is a stunning and world-renowned stretch of coastline located in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. This beach is a paradise for surfers, with its consistent waves and surf breaks that attract surf enthusiasts from around the globe. The golden sands and clear, turquoise waters make it a breathtaking destination for beachgoers and nature lovers alike. Whether you're an experienced surfer looking for challenging waves or someone seeking a tranquil spot to relax and enjoy the sun, Arugam Bay Beach offers something for everyone. The laid-back atmosphere, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and the opportunity to witness beautiful sunsets over the Indian Ocean all contribute to the beach's charm. It's not just a place for adventure; it's also a place to unwind and appreciate the natural beauty that Sri Lanka's eastern coast has to offer.

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About Ampara District

Ampara is belongs to the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. It is a remote city on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, about 360 km from the capital city of Colombo. Ampara is the largest paddy harvesting province in the country, and has the Indian Ocean on the east coast of Sri Lanka as a fisheries resource. Most of the civilians are Sinhala, while Tamils and Sri Lankan Moors also live in the coastal parts of the district.

About Eastern Province

The Eastern Province is one of the 9 provinces of Sri Lanka. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but they didn't have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils. Between 1988 and 2006 the province was temporarily merged with the Northern Province to form the North-East Province. The capital of the province is Trincomalee. The Eastern province's population was 1,460,939 in 2007. The province is the most diverse in Sri Lanka, both ethnically and religiously.

Eastern province has an area of 9,996 square kilometers (3,859.5 sq mi).The province is surrounded by the Northern Province to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the east, the Southern Province to the south, and the Uva, Central and North Central provinces to the west. The province's coast is dominated by lagoons, the largest being Batticaloa lagoon, Kokkilai lagoon, Upaar Lagoon and Ullackalie Lagoon.