November to April is the whale watching season at Mirissa. There’s a 90% chance of spotting a variety of whales, dolphins, and turtles during this season.
Mirissa is Sri Lanka’s secret surf spot. Relaxed right-handers and gentle left-handers rise out of the bay here, while mellow waves welcome all abilities.
On the eastern point of Mirissa beach is this small rock island. You have to walk through the water for about 50 feet and once atop, its views all around.
This secluded beach is worth the not-so-easy effort to reach it. You can take a shortcut through clusters of trees to emerge on to this Instagrammable beach.
It is a hilltop covered with coconut trees. Sunset views here are simply amazing. If you can’t catch the sunset, be there early morning to avoid crowds.
The area in and around Mirissa provides a sanctuary for sea turtles to visit and lay eggs. Polhena, Koggala, and Habaraduwa have turtle hatcheries.