Secret Beach In Mirissa, Sri Lanka – Visitor’s Guide

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Secret Beach Mirissa is low-key one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and not to be missed during your visit.

I have put together this guide to help you plan your visit to Secret Beach Mirissa including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you arrive.

 

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WHERE IS SECRET BEACH IN MIRISSA?

Now, where is this Secret Beach Mirissa that I speak of?

Well, it’s a little hidden gem just around the corner from the main beach in Mirissa, which is located in the southeast corner of Sri Lanka that makes up Weligama Bay.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

 

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Right now you are probably thinking, ‘If it’s a secret beach, why is it on the map?’ Well, my only answer to that is, I believe that at some point, this beach was a spot that only the locals knew about, though they could only keep it a secret for so long.

Of course with the new influx of tourism in Sri Lanka, spots like this have become an opportunity for the locals to turn it into an attraction and ultimately make a little money from it.

Furthermore, they gave Google a call to get Secret Beach put on the map! So I guess now you could say it’s a not-so-secret beach but it’s definitely worth a visit.

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SECRET BEACH MIRISSA ENTRANCE FEE

The great thing about Secret Beach Mirissa is that you don’t have to pay an entrance fee to visit.

Instead of the locals charging an entry fee, down on the sand is an established beach bar (Mirissa Secret Beach Bar) and they will promptly try to sell you drinks and food.

Secret Beach Bar Mirissa also has snorkel sets and day beds for rent for around 500 Rupees. This is their way of making a little bit of money and for you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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THE THREE BEACHES

There are three beaches to be discovered at Mirissa Secret Beach:

1. Blue Lagoon

Directly in front of the Secret Beach Bar, there are hammocks and day beds overlooking the blue lagoon. A tidal rock pool, perfect for a lazy swim without the disturbance of crashing waves.

2. Palm Cove

Around the corner from the blue lagoon is where the jungle meets the sea and here you’ll find a picturesque cove with golden sand and coconut palms. Palm Cove is the perfect spot to go snorkeling and exploring along the rocks. This is one of the best beaches in Mirissa!

3. Shelly Beach

This tucked-away paradise at Secret Beach Mirissa is a sight for sore eyes! If you are in the blue lagoon looking out at the horizon, head to the right along the rocks and keep following it around until you come across Shelly Beach. Swim in the crystal clear rock pools and get sprayed by the blowhole!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

There is lots of exploring to do and it’s a great spot to take some postcard-worthy photos. I visited on two separate occasions to see what else I could find in the area.

There is an abundance of wildlife around Mirissa Secret Beach, including black monkeys, squirrels, peacocks, fruit bats, birds, and land monitors.

Sri Lanka is also home to five out of seven species of turtles in the world, so keep your eyes peeled when you’re swimming or snorkeling because chances are high that you will spot a turtle cruising around the shallow waters.

Weligama Bay is a very busy beach town and can get overwhelming at times, so go and discover this beach for yourself and spend half a day getting salty and soaking up some sun.

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WHERE TO STAY

Weligama is the closest town to Mirissa which has countless accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Marriott Resort and Spa Weligama Bay

The best 5-star resort on the south coast of Sri Lanka! The Marriott is a stone’s throw from the beach offering beachfront rooms, an outdoor pool, sports facilities, and more! The rooms are modern and spacious featuring a bathtub, balcony, flat-screen tv, private bathroom, air-conditioning, and free wifi. Perfect for couples and families.

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Mid Range: GG Lodge Mirissa

This 3-star lodge offers double rooms and family-sized rooms less than 1km from Secret Beach. Featuring a shared lounge, garden terrace, room service, including breakfast and free wifi. The rooms are air-conditioned with a flat-screen tv, private bathroom, seating area, and awesome views. Perfect place to stay with friends and families.

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Budget: Unique Surf Farmhouse

The best budget accommodation in the area. Unique Surf Farmhouse is centrally located and features spacious rooms, flat-screen tv, dining area and private bathroom. Perfect for solo backpackers and friends.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed this article, and if you have any questions about this stunning beach please drop me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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

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8 Comments

  1. September 19, 2018 / 2:58 am

    Hi jhonny I wanted to ask you is it family safe beach? does buses go there or I have to take taxi?

    • Jonny Melon
      September 19, 2018 / 2:59 am

      Yes Secret Beach is perfect for families and you will have to take a taxi or tuk-tuk is recommended.

  2. Saluka Kotagama
    March 19, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    Hi Jonny, Thank you so much for this information. If you go there to spend the day…are there any toilets or any guest houses at the secret beach itself.
    Also do you know if the sea is safe in April.
    Thank you saluka

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      March 20, 2019 / 6:01 pm

      There is a restaurant at Secret Beach with toilets and the closest accommodations would be in Mirissa Town or Weligama Bay! Not sure about the sea conditions in April but it is a fairly protected cove so there won’t be heavy waves. Perfect place to snorkel! Hope this helps! Enjoy 🙂

  3. Tarun Jain
    June 9, 2019 / 2:13 pm

    Hi Jonny,

    Secret Beach is one of the best beach in Mirrisa ? or you suggest other beach over secret beach

    I am planning to spend one day in mirrisa so pls suggest what all beaches should in cover in 1 day

    thank a lot and appreciate you page

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      June 12, 2019 / 12:28 am

      Hello, Yes Secret Beach was my favourite beach in that area. Also you can check out Midigama Beach which is close to Weligama! Enjoy 🙂

  4. Sirikuma
    January 28, 2020 / 6:15 pm

    Hehe 😂 it’s very nice to see your details about Mirissa. I’ll dream for there my next vacation.
    Thanks a lot.

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 8:10 am

      Great! You will love Secret Beach 🙂

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