A Travellerspoint blog

Mirissa

Bus again, with change at Matala, for the journey from Tangalla to Mirissa, taking about 2 hours. Quite a pleasant guest house well located just off the main road in the centre of the village (booked in advance on the Internet - as we have been doing as we go along for all the accommodation). We just had 2 nights stay arranged.

Mirissa has a very attractive beach and has so far not been over-developed. There have been a lot of (temporary, apparently) cafes with loungers etc set up at the back off the beach - going right along the beach - so it is not pristine and wild, but it is certainly pleasant and popular. There are quite big waves coming into the main beach.

We found a pleasant beach to the north of the main one which was protected from the big waves and was not developed at all - practically no shade though. It was very enjoyable spot to spend a hour or so - mostly in the sea! The sky clouded over partially to cover the sun by mid afternoon both days, which made it pleasant for a walk down the main beach and back, and then profit from the reduced beer prices for "happy hour" (often 1600-2200!) at one of the beach restaurants for a sundowner.

On our only full day, we caught the bus into Weligama, about 20 minutes away. Pleasant walk along the shore where there were characterful fishing boats.

We decided against a whale watching trip - one of the big draws at Mirissa - so the two days was right for us. (Including 2 days at Tangalla, we had swum in the sea 4 days in a row - for the first and probably last time of the trip!).

Mirissa Beach

Mirissa Beach


Guest house

Guest house


Guest house

Guest house


Guest House - Breakfast

Guest House - Breakfast


Morris Minors !!!

Morris Minors !!!


Colonial house up the street we were staying

Colonial house up the street we were staying


Mirissa - main beach

Mirissa - main beach


Mirissa - main beach

Mirissa - main beach


Mirissa - main beach

Mirissa - main beach


Mirissa - main beach at night

Mirissa - main beach at night


Mirissa - main beach at night

Mirissa - main beach at night


Weligama - Tradition fishing boat

Weligama - Tradition fishing boat


Weligama - Tradition fishing boats

Weligama - Tradition fishing boats


Weligama - fishing boats and Taprobane is

Weligama - fishing boats and Taprobane is


Contortionalist camelion!

Contortionalist camelion!


View from rocky outcrop (north of main beach)

View from rocky outcrop (north of main beach)


View from rocky outcrop (north of main beach)

View from rocky outcrop (north of main beach)


View from rocky outcrop (north of main beach)

View from rocky outcrop (north of main beach)


Mirissa - quiet beach to north

Mirissa - quiet beach to north


Mirissa - quiet beach to north

Mirissa - quiet beach to north


Mirissa - view from quiet beach to north

Mirissa - view from quiet beach to north


Enjoying the swim!

Enjoying the swim!


Mirissa - view from quiet beach to north

Mirissa - view from quiet beach to north

Posted by Lindseyalan73 17:00 Archived in Sri Lanka

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Login