Elephant Rock Surf Point, Arugam Bay

Elephant rock, located south of Arugam Bay, is an isolated beach that can be reached within 15 minutes by tuk-tuk.or Jeep. If you like to walk it is about 3 km to the south of Arugam Bay. You will appreciate the extent of the beautiful beaches. In the early morning or evening you can see  elephants roaming nearby. Elephant rock is a natural, beautiful and amazing sea-facing rock, It’s a really beautiful place to observe sunrise and sunset.

If you want to be away from the crowded spots for one day this is one of the most peaceful places to be. Around this location you can see elephants, crocodiles, peacocks, and birds. This place has 2 spots for surfing—one spot good for beginners and the other one for the professional surfers. It is also a good location for swimming and sunbathing. When you are there you will feel you are on an island. There is no local community around the area and sometimes one local person is selling king coconut, cool drinks, water and baits.

Tell your driver to take you to the Buddhist temple and monks school situated 5m walk from elephant rock. Its old temple is a good place for self meditation or yoga. You can meet the monks but please wear appropriate clothing (legs and shoulders to be covered)

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Latitude: 6.782365 Longitude: 81.822043 Elevation: 3 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

  • Surfing 
  • Swimming 
  • Sunbath 
  • Wind surf 
  • Yoga 
  • Meditation 
  • Elephant , Crocodile and  Birds  watching 

Seasons Accessible

Year-round recreational opportunities

1-  Dry season: April - October 

2-  Monsoon season: November - March so green you will see more of the beautiful nature


Free only transportation fees

Eco-Friendly Notes

Please respect nature and don't leave any garbage—take your stuff back home.

Accessibility Notes

Take a tuk-tuk or Jeep for the 15 minute drive from Arugam Bay or take a tuk-tuk from Arugam bay (10min.) to Crocodile rock (which is the big rock in the lagoon). Then you'll have to walk 15 minutes down the beach to Elephant rock (which is the big rock that sticks out in the sea).

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