If you are in Colombo and you want to enjoy your afternoon in a beach, Mount Lavinia is the best. As I told you earlier in my past articles, I was a resident in Colombo. I visited Mount Lavinia beach whenever I could. Because I can reach there within an hour from my home. If I need to have a free time I go there with my family. Most of locals come there for parties, gatherings, sea bath and to enjoy sea food from nearby restaurants. There are so many activities to do with families.
Here are some nearby beach restaurants,
- Buba Beach Seafood Restaurant
- Shore By O
- JoJo’s Place
- Governor’s Restaurant
- Beach Wadiya
- The Station Restaurant & Bar
Most of the time we go there on weekends. Lots of locals also come on Saturdays, Sundays and other public holidays. Most of them playing with their kids and build sand castles. This beach strip has lots of meals to offer not only for locals but also for foreigner too. There are so many fine dining areas and hotels located nearby the beach area. We usually have our meals from mount breeze restaurant. It has a good variety of food. Their sea food rice is a must try. Their service is excellent also. Location is easily accessible. Therefore, we can see so many locals and foreigners. You can enjoy your meal while watching the sunset.
Here are some photos of the beach.
Mount Lavinia beach is Sri Lanka’s one of main sea bath place. Waves not strong. But some seasons the beach guards don’t recommend to don’t go for swim. If no one else is swimming don’t swim.
Most interesting thing is there are so many beach parties on weekends. It’s a good time to enjoy. Yes that is so fun. Parties are held by companies, hotels, schools, private classes, communities and other parties. Most of the time mount beach is a happening area for all. But my personal advice is to enjoy these things within your limits and always do respect Sri Lankan culture as a local or foreigner.
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