Sand, surf, and pure paradise. There's so much choice but the best beach, we believe, is just at the bottom of the garden.

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Polgahamulla Beach

The beach at the bottom of the garden is quite lovely and still so untouched, it's perfect for walking, building sandcastles and taking photographs. Some of our guests love nothing more than a brisk morning walk for an hour to the end of the beach and back, building up an appetite before breakfast. Families can spend whole days building huge sandcastles and crashing through the tremendous waves.

Hiriketiya Bay & Talalla Bay

Hiriketiya is the surfer's paradise and it's also very safe swimming for all, found off the beaten track only 10 minutes away from Meda Gedara. Driving through the coconut plantations you suddenly come to a horseshoe bay, which is perfect for taking surfing lessons, sunbathing or relaxing with a cooling drink (and the pizzas from Mardy's place are delicious!). Undeveloped and unpretentious - this is Sri Lanka at its finest.

Talalla Bay is a gentle curve of golden sand lapped by the very gentle waves. Only 10 minutes drive (in the other direction) away from Meda Gedara, there’s lush vegetation and bendy coconut palms surrounding the beach. It’s very, very peaceful.