Beaches East Coast and Trincomalee
Hindu temples on the beach. Loads of fish sold from small boats in the early mornings. An old man reading the daily newspaper, while kids are late for school. Fine beaches and islands close by for a laidback easy life.
Trincomalee has the outback ambience, with dirt roads, hustle bustling, colorful temples on the beach, fishermen, and a very local feel. Here most of the population is of Tamils. Like other parts of the East Coast, the Tsunami in 2004 hit Trincomalee too, and here there are still traces of that tragic incidence.
A bit north of Trincomalee, a fine stretch of beaches Uppuvelli and Nilaveli continues northwards. Here you can relax, do a fine boat trip to Pigeon Island, and lie in the water soaking in the sun, or do some snorkeling. If you are heading towards south from the east coast, a luxury beach resort break at Pasikudah is worth consideration.
The best weather here is from June to October, where weather is fine and sea is calm, but you can go here all year, if a bit rough sea and a few showers do not bother you. In European winter, from October to April, the weather tends to be better at the south coast. “BEACHES SOUTH COAST and Galle”.