Pasikuda Beach, Batticaloa

Pasikuda beach is a popular tourist destination not only among foreigners but also among locals. The soft sandy beach and the shallow waters makes it a must see for visitors from all over. Pasikuda pronounced as 'Paasik kudah' is known to have one of the world's longest shallow coastlines. Since the water current is relatively weak you can walk around 250 meters out into to the sea. Use caution while swimming, however, since there are no lifeguards around the public beach area

The bay has one of the best-known reef systems in eastern province of Sri Lanka and has been declared as a Marine Sanctuary by National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA)

Apart from beach activities you could also visit places of interest located in close vicinity of the bay.

Coconut cultural park (1/2 Km from the beach)
Valachchenai fisheries harbor (3Km from the beach)
Valachchenai Public market (4Km from the beach)
If you are a diving enthusiastic, here are some excellent diving spots nearby

Pasikuda Reef- 5 min by boat from the shore
Boiler Wrecks - 10 min by boat from the shore
British Sergeant - 25 min by boat from the shore
Kayankerni Reef- 25 min by boat from the shore
Vandalous Point- 20 min by boat from the shore
Diving depth very from 3 to 30 meters in these spectacular diving spots 

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Latitude: 7.94401 Longitude: 81.553975
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Recreational Opportunities

  • Swimming (Great place to learn to swim)
  • Boat ride, Picnicking,Water sports and Hiking


Seasons Accessible

All year around. The sea might be rough during the rainy season (October to January).


Eco-Friendly Notes

The beaches of Pasikuda and Kalkuda would not be attractive if not for its coral reef, which acts as a natural water break from the ocean waves. Due to the El Niño condition (band of warm ocean water temperatures) that prevailed during the year 1998, the coral habitats were slightly damaged and in the process of recovery.

Accessibility Notes

Accessible for persons with all abilities.

Pasikudah is reachable from Trincomalee and directly from Colombo via Habarana 

Distance to Pasikuda beach is

Around 295Km from Colombo

Around 140 Km from Trincomalee via Vakarai (take the turn at valachenai)

Around 32 Km from Batticaloa town (Take the turn at Kumburumulai Junction)

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