Sri Lanka 2017-18 Surf Season (Oct - May) Book your room at Lions Rest Hotel

Epic Sunset Beaches

You are really spoilt for choice here. The sun goes down at 6pm every day. Some beaches are better than others if you like to see it set in the center of you picture or you want to sit at a bar with an ice cold Lion Beer, juice or cocktail. Its also a great time to do Yoga on a quieter beach.

Our favorite spots are…

Gurubebila, Lions Rest Sunset Terrace, small private terrace in the hotel overlooking the ocean and Coconut Point. Have a fresh juice, fine tea or gin and tonic.

Sunset Surf South Sri Lanka Gurubebila (3)

Weligama, Catamaran, reggae boat come restaurant on the left of Weligama bay. Crab and Lobsters are amazing, service can be a bit Rasta which is fine if you expect this. The fish is also worth the wait.



Weligama, Neptune Resort has a nice cocktail bar on the beach, located on the far right next to the enormous Hilton that is being constructed. Last year the camp was run by some stylish Russians with Good Story Place. We hope they will return. 


Unawatuna, Tartaruga Hotel you can watch the sun set behind the temple on the peninsula. The service is super nice and the food is excellent for fresh pasta sauces, fish BBQ and Asian dishes.


Lazy Left in Midigama is a nice place to chill post surf. An uncomercilased left reef break, sometimes some of the local surfers bring musical instruments and jam with the friendly beach dogs.


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Please let us know if you have any recommendations we could add.

Xmas & Boxing Day

NYE Christmas-2-Surf-South-Sri-Lanka2014 Lions Rest Hotel will most likely host a traditional roast, more tbc. Last year we all bought birthday hats at Surfing Life as we couldn't find crackers, was a big group table. Lovely stuff.

Local Dance

Fire BBQ-Local-Dance--Surf-SouthDance combinations reenacting old stories and traditions. Usually with fire and large village attendance. Check "events" on Surf South Sri Lanka Facebook. 

Visit a Temple

Visit-a-Temple-Night Surf-South Sri LankaBuddhism is the majority religion in the south, visit a temple day and night. There are many temple festivals and full moon poya days.

Local Bread Van

Village Bread Van Surf South Sri Lanka Every village has a local bread van also selling tasty snacks. Each van has a special tune on repeat, like an ice cream van. In Gurubebila, Santa Clause is coming to town all year round.

Sunset Catamaran

Boats Sunset Catamaran 2 Surf-South-Sri-Lanka WelligamaSunset Catamaran tours can be arranged, departing around 4pm from Mirissa Harbour. 5,000 LKR per head or privately for 60,000 LKR.

Epic Sunset Beaches

Sunset-Surf-South-Sri-Lanka CoconutsWhy not grab a beer and watch the sun go down in Gurubebeila, perhaps on the Sunset Terrace at Lion's Rest Hotel. There are some other good spots on the coastline listed here.

New Years Eve 15

NYE with Surfing-Life-Gurubebila-Surf South Sri LankaDetails tbc 31/12/15. Check out Lion's Rest, Surfing Life, Lucky Guest House and KBH for dinners and drinks. Meet on the land for midnight fireworks and then off to the dance bars in Mirissa or Unawatuna. This was NYE 2014..