Pasikuda is the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka that attracts a lot of tourists. It is located in the eastern seas of Sri Lanka, between the Calcutta and the Indian Ocean, about 35 km from Batticaloa. Pasikuda is also known as the “Green Algae Bay“. This place is not only for tourists but also for some religious people who believe in Buddhism. There are many beautiful temples for your religious ethos and practices.
Historically a small Tamil hamlet alongside nearby Kalkudah, it used to be a popular tourist destination, however suffered huge devastation following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2009 Sri Lankan civil war against the Tamil community. The growth of investment and development has attracted a large number of foreign tourists to Pasikuda. Pasikuda is easily accessible from Trincomalee and Batticaloa. The closest airport to Pasikuda is the Batticaloa Airport, which has scheduled flights from Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo.
Pasikuda is known for having the longest shallow reef beach in the world. People walk many kilometers to the sea because the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s beaches. The turquoise blue waters of the bay attract local and foreign tourists to this expansive sandy spot under the warm tropical sun to swim or enjoy the water. There are many other activities like kite flying, surfing from boogie boarding, and sailing through a canoe.
Pasikuda is a great place to enjoy your holiday. Several world-class hotels look forward to spending time with your family and friends. Restaurants in Pasikuda offer a selection of specialties and dishes from around the world and you can enjoy a wide variety of local drinks. And also with the stunning Sri Lankan hospitality, you will be able to spend a lot of fun here. For those who visiting Pasikuda, there are so many places to visit besides this beautiful beach. Kalkudah, Arugambay, and Nilaweli are some of them.