Crack open a coconut, slip into a hammock and rock gently in the breeze, allowing the hours, days and even weeks to slip calmly by. Welcome to Mirissa, a stunning crescent beach. Modest guesthouses abound and there’s a string of simple restaurants at the back of the sand.
Attractions In Mirissa
- SECRET BEACH, MIRISSA
this one is secret. A tiny secluded beach and not the easiest place to reach. That’s why Secret Beach is so beautiful. There are one small bar and a local woman selling coconuts. Enjoy an incredible sunset from Secret Beach. Search on Google Maps for Secret Beach bar and ask a tuk-tuk driver to take you there. You will need to walk about 10 minutes down the road since this is too steep for the tuk-tuks.
- PARROT ROCK
Right on Mirissa Beach is a small rock where you can climb up and see a bit of the Mirissa area. You have to walk a little bit through the water and with the high tide or wild water it’s not recommended to go here.
- COCONUT TREE SPOT
A 15-minute from Mirissa Beach is a small coconut farm on a hilltop. The view or sunset view from here is simply amazing. It’s quite easy to get here since the place is on Google Maps. You can access it via one of the restaurants nearby or by a small walk through the water. Be careful with the coconuts, we can tell from our own experience that coconuts will fall from trees.
- THE DOCTORS HOUSE
Ready for a great afternoon party with surf vibes? The Doctors House is the place to visit! It is a 15-minute drive out of town and highly recommended to visit. The big garden has the perfect laid-back vibe, great food, drinks and live music.
- WHALE WATCHING
Mirissa is very popular for its marine life. At the beach they offer whale watching tours, taking you out on the Indian Ocean for a few hours spotting whales, dolphins, and turtles. The best to spot whales is from the end of November until March.
Mirissa Beach is a good spot to start surfing in Sri Lanka. The waves look great and since there’s just little crowd, surfers really love being here. Surf from October to March for ideal surfing conditions.
- CHILL AT MIRISSA BEACH
Mirissa Beach is crowded and still a very relaxing vibe. A handful of great restaurants are located on or near the beach who all offer a different kind of foods.