When considering the many beautiful beaches that Sri Lanka has to offer, the country’s southern and western coasts receive the lion’s share of attention. Some beach towns have been dedicated to the enjoyment of its visitors and have thus attracted throngs of tourists to flock to its golden shores. However, untouched tropical beaches that are secluded and pristine, like Keeri Beach, can be found around the entire country.
A Beach with Interesting Features
Mannar is one of the four districts of Sri Lanka’s Northern province. Mannar Island is connected to the northern mainland through a causeway. A mere five kilometres from its main town, Keeri Beach is known to locals for its sunny location and excellent swimming spots. The beach is bordered by a small forest of palm trees that is home to several tribes of monkeys, so if choosing Keeri Beach for a picnic, guests should ensure that no food items are left behind for the monkeys to steal. Remember to apply copious amounts of sunscreen before frolicking in the refreshing waters!
When to Visit
The best times to travel to Sri Lanka’s northern coast are between the months of July to September, and between December and February. If possible, avoid visiting between April and June as the summer months can get extremely hot with unpleasant weather. If arriving in Sri Lanka between August and March, however, tourists have a higher chance of spotting flamingos near Mannar Island too.