Hiriketiya Beach Sri Lanka, also known as Hiriketiya Bay, is a stunning surf spot located in the South. Here’s all you need to know for visiting.
Hiriketiya Beach is located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, just next door to the town of Dikwella.
To reach Dikwella we hopped on the local bus from Mirissa. It’s super cheap and took roughly an hour.
From Dikwella it’s roughly a 20 minute walk to reach Hiriketiya Beach.
The other option is to rent scooters for the day, which cost around 1,000 Rupees per day.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Hiriketiya Beach Entrance Fee
It is free to visit Hiriketiya Beach.
Hiriketiya Beach Opening Times
Monday – Sunday: 8am – 6pm.
The best time to visit the west and south coasts, and hill country of Sri Lanka, is from December – March.
While the best time to visit the east coast is from April/May – September.
The best options for visiting Hiriketiya Beach would be either sunrise, or sunset, depending on what you’re looking for.
In the early morning is when you’ll find the majority surfers out catching the best waves.
Whereas in the evenings is when the beach front bars/food shacks come alive. Making for an awesome spot to hang out at and watch the sunset with friends.
What To Pack
Hiriketiya Beach Sri Lanka, also known as Hiriketiya Bay, is a beautiful small stretch of horseshoe shaped beach close to the town of Dikwella.
With the beach forming a small cove ,it causes the waves to come in high, attracting many surfers to the area.
Surfboards are available to hire along the beachfront for about 500 LKR an hour. If you are a beginner to surfing, you can also get lessons starting from 5000 LKR an hour.
There are a lot less people around and it attracts a much more chilled crowd. However, it will definitely get busier as word gets out about this little piece of heaven.
If you’re not into surfing, don’t worry as Hiriketiya Beach is still a perfect little spot to chill for the afternoon.
With hipster restaurants and quirky cafes dotted along the beach, you can relax and have a great time watching the surfers in action and enjoying the good vibes.
We almost forgot to mention that Hiriketiya Beach has some of the softest golden sand we saw on the whole island. With palm trees hanging over the bay, it really is a jungle paradise and one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka.
Paradise Beach Club features afacing outdoor pool with spa pool surrounded by palm trees and sun loungers.
Offering rooms with free WiFi in Mirissa South, the hotel also has a spa and restaurant.
Paradise Beach Club is 200 yards from a whale watching spot in Mirissa. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 51 miles away.
Offering a terrace or balcony, each room features a satellite TV, seating and dining areas. Private bathroom includes a bath or shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Offering a spa and wellness centre, Peacock Villa is located just 650 yards from the famous Whale Watching Mirissa.
Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a seating area and balcony.
Featuring a shower, private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and a bidet. You can enjoy garden view from the room.
At Peacock Villa you will find a 24-hour front desk, barbecue facilities and shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a tour desk and dry cleaning.
Showcasing an expansive rooftop terrace with day-beds and barbeque, JJ’s Hostel Mirissa is a boutique hostel and guesthouse located in Mirissa North, only a few minutes walk from the beach.
All private rooms include a patio/sitting area with a day-bed where you can relax.
All rooms feature luxury mattresses, linen and private modern bathrooms.
Dormitories feature air-conditioning and personal lockers with attached modern bathrooms.
There is luggage storage space at the property. The hostel has large communal areas, a garden and kitchenette.
For more places to stay in Mirissa, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.