Kalpitiya is situated more than 150 kilometres north of Colombo, but it is quickly becoming a highlight of what Sri Lanka has to offer. Located in the country’s North-Western province in the Puttalam district, Kalpitiya is home to 14 small islands with a reputation for stunning sunsets and secluded visits. Kudawa Beach is one of the best beaches in the area, with calm waters all year round that makes it a perfect location for a quick dip.
An Epicentre for Watersports
The beach serves as a hub for numerous water sports from kite surfing to boat rides along the lagoon or the sea. Set sail to the depths of the Indian Ocean on a whale and dolphin-watching excursion; a popular past-time in Kalpitiya. The surroundings are home to a diverse ecosystem from bar reefs and mangrove swamps to salt marshes and thriving waters. Visitors may also rent out a kayak to explore the beaches and lagoon for themselves.
Ideal Time to Visit
For the best watersport weather, tourists should plan to visit between April and October, when the waters are calm but the winds are perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing. If watching dolphins and whales is the more attractive feature of the area for you, the best months to visit are between December and April.
If you’re simply looking to rest and relax on a strip of golden sands at the Kudawa Beach, ensure you pack refreshments and water to keep yourself hydrated. Sunscreen is also mandatory to avoid the risk of being burnt. For a quick escape or a nourishing meal, head to one of the nearby hotels and resorts located on the coast for a meal.