The suoth and west coasts of Sri Lanka have nothing on the east coast, which is better equipped in terms of tourist facilities. Vast expanses of white sand, bays of blue turquoise waters, lagoons with multicoloured corals, are ready to welcome the visitor. The most beautiful beaches are Nilaveli, Uppuveli, Kuchchaveli, Marble Bay, Deadman's Cove, Sober and Pigeon Island. They are situated in the north, close to Trincomalee, renowned for being the most splendid natural beach in the world.
South of Trincomalee, you can also take advantage of the sun and sea on the beaches of Kalkudah, Pasekudah and Arugam Bay.
These beaches lie in the heart of the Tamil community unlike those of the west and south coasts.
Other than its very lovely beaches, this coast is home to two national parks and a few interesting towns.
However, this region is free from mass tourism, the main reason for this being because it was the scene of numerous ethnic clashes in the mid-80s. It is therefore adviseable to find out about security conditions before travelling there.