MIDIGAMA BEACH IN SRI LANKA – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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Discover Midigama Beach Sri Lanka!

Midigama is Weligama’s baby brother. A small surf town on the southern tip of Sri Lanka that can be easily missed but definitely NOT to be missed.

I spent two days in Midigama drinking coconuts, surfing, relaxing on the beach and have put together this complete travel guide for Midigama to help you plan your trip!

 

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WHERE IS MIDIGAMA

Midigama is 150km south of Colombo which takes around 2 to 3 hours by car, train or bus.

From Weligama, it’s a 4km drive to Midigama which is a short 5 minutes drive.

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WHERE TO STAY IN MIDIGAMA

There is no shortage of accommodations in Midigama but I can personally recommend two great places to stay.

Surf Paradise & Cabana

A stone’s throw away from the beach with incredible ocean views. There is an in-house restaurant, free wi-fi, excellent rooms and friendly staff for only 3,000 Rupees per night.

Gem Villa

A cozy, family-owned house with two private rooms available. There are no ocean views but it’s a short 2-minute walk to Midigama Beach for only 1,000 Rupees per night.

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GETTING AROUND MIDIGAMA

Midigama Sri Lanka is so small that you can walk from one end of the beach to the other in 10 minutes.

If you are wanting to head to neighboring towns Ahangama or Weligama for a supermarket or ATM, it is best to hail down a tuk-tuk that will cost you around 200 Rupees. Alternatively, you can walk and it will take you around 30-minutes to 1-hour.

There is no ATM machine in Midigama so make sure you have enough cash for your time spent here.

 

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MIDIGAMA BEACH IMAGES

So without further ado, here is a gallery of images I have put together from Midigama Sri Lanka.

 

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AIRBNB MIDIGAMA

Another option for accommodation in Midigama is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!

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Ella Travel Guide: Best Things To Do In Ella

Udawalawe Travel Guide: Udawalawe Safari Tour

 

LONELY PLANET – SRI LANKA

One of the best books to take on your trip is the Lonely Planet Sri Lanka Travel Guide!

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WHAT TO PACK FOR MIDIGAMA

 

nomatic

Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions. 

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Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.

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Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

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Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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gopro8

GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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selfie stick

Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 year worth of content.

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MY SHOP

Before you go from this Midigama post, don’t forget to check out My Online Shop!

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF MIDIGAMA BEACH

I hope these images inspire you to check out Midigama Beach on your next trip to Sri Lanka and if you have any questions at all, please leave me a comment below.

Happy Travels!

Jonny Melon
Jonny Melon

Hey, I’m Jonny – surfer, skater, photographer, and coffee-lover from Australia!

With an ever-growing passion for travel and the outdoors, I launched Jonny Melon Adventure Travel Blog in 2017, and I’ve been exploring the world ever since!

My little corner of the interwebs is a space where I love to share all of my epic adventures, cultural experiences, and captivating photos from around the globe with the ultimate goal to inspire and motivate other like-minded travelers to explore this wonderful earth too!

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5 Comments

  1. Danny smuth
    January 20, 2018 / 6:36 am

    These photos are incredible Jonny, Keep up the amazing work!!

    • daretotravel
      January 20, 2018 / 10:41 am

      Thanks dude! Appreciate the support!

  2. Stacey
    April 19, 2020 / 1:05 pm

    Hi
    Great photos! Husbands a surfer so looks good for that but do you know if it’s safe for a 2 year old to swim in the sea?
    Thanks

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      April 20, 2020 / 10:09 pm

      Hey Stacey, glad you like this article. Yes there are plenty of spots for swimming for young children! Enjoy Sri Lanka!

      • Stacey
        April 21, 2020 / 3:47 pm

        Great!! Thanks so much 😊
        Look forward to seeing more of your articles

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