Polhena Beach

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Melanga Dissanayake - behance.net

A cove shaped white sandy beach closer to the Matara town, Polhena is a nice beach for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. It is amongst the most beautiful beaches in Matara. Turtles visit this beach frequently. The beach gets very busy with lots of locals during the weekends but a lot calmer during the weekdays.

The coral reef of this beach breaks the waves making it a perfect spot for swimming and relaxing. You can also do guided diving at this beach. Snorkeling can be interesting with the corals and colourful fish, however the waters are not as clear as it could be. 

There are amazing restaurants around the area serving fine seafood.