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Located in the western region of, Puttalam District, Kalpitiya is a coastal town that has grown in popularity among travellers. The Kalpitiya peninsula consists of a total of fourteen islands. Kalpitiya is most famed as being the best place in Sri Lanka for kitesurfing, attracting enthusiasts from all levels to test the winds on an exciting lagoon expedition.

Apart from being a haven for kite surfers; Kalpitiya is also a popular place for snorkeling, diving, and dolphin-watching excursions. It is made up of 14 islands; home to local fishing communities as the waters around Kalpitiya are thriving with marine life. 

Explore the sights and sounds of this quiet town during your holiday to Sri Lanka. The best time to visit Kalpitiya Beach is during the dry months, preferably between October to May.

Things to do in Kalpitya
  1. Diving
  2. Visit the Dutch Fort
  3. Kite Surf
  4. Whale and Dolphin watching
  5. Lagoon boat tours of the bay
  6. Mangrove Forest Boat Tour in Kalpitiya




Top Things To Do

Kalpitiya; though famous for kitesurfing along its gentle lagoon waters offers travellers a myriad of other things to do too. Explore ancient ruins at the Dutch Fort or spend the day on Kudawa Beach instead soaking up the sun, sand and surf.


Kalpitiya may be a simple village town, however, the attractions in Kalpitiya make it one of the more unique places in the western coast of the island. Possessing some immaculate lagoons, and nature reserves that are prime locations for adrenaline-filled activity, Kalpitiya will never cease to amaze the adventurous traveller.

Best Experiences in Kalpitiya

The village town of Kalpitiya may be small, but makes up for it with the many activities and unique nature reserves in the area. Memorable and most popular experiences in Kalpitiya include windsurfing and paddle boarding along the lagoon that allows you to witness the amazing flora and fauna of the island, In Kalpitiya, amazing experiences await!