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Polhena Beach, Matara

3.9
#1 of 6 in Parks in Matara
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Snorkel through 4 km (2.5 mi) of heavenly coral reef at Polhena Beach. You'll see an abundance of tropical fish and sea turtles as you move through the shallow water and beyond to the reef. The sea's gradual increase in depth leaves plenty of shallows for the kids to splash around in, while you make your way out towards the reef. Enjoy the music and frivolity of local visitors to the beach, which also provides a parking lot and restaurants, where you can rest from the sun's rays and grab a bite. Arrange to visit Polhena Beach and other attractions in Mirissa using our Mirissa trip builder app.
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  • Beautiful beach and great for a morning bath. Note that this is a sea frequented by many locals. If youre looking for a secluded sea swim try and go on a weekday or early morning.  more »
  • Clean and spacious beach. Not overcrowded with hawkers and other nuisance peddlers. Could see the occasional turtle if you keep a sharp lookout. the best time to wade in would be morning before 10 AM....  more »
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  • Nice place with beach parking.. clean water and changing rooms available at the place.Beach wear also available for sale.very crowded at public holidays..
  • Nice view. Good place for groups ,young children and families . Overall 👍
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