Whiskey Point, Arugam Bay

Whiskey Point—one of the best surf spots on the east coast of Sri Lanka and a popular spot for weekend parties.

Whiskey Point, located north of Arugam Bay is a very popular area for its surf break, which is one of the best in the area and in the nation. You can find both surf lessons and board rentals. Friday and Wednesday night parties at Whiskey Point are a great way to let loose after a day of surfing or touring the area. Not many local people come to this beach. North of Whiskey Point you can go to the next beach, Komari—these are practically deserted beaches with amazing views.

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Latitude: 6.904818 Longitude: 81.844516
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Recreational Opportunities

On this beach you can see the most amazing views of sunrises and sunsets. With the rock, the bird sounds, surfers, and fishing boats it will feel like a paradise.

  • Good place for surfing for beginners and experienced surfers
  • Shallow water for swimming
  • Children can swim safely with a life guard present  
  • Large open area and amazing view from the beach
  • Developing village with small local food shops selling organic fruits and vegetables.
  • You can practice yoga and meditation on the beach.

Seasons Accessible

April to October 



Eco-Friendly Notes

Please bring a bag for the trash and please keep the beach clean.

Accessibility Notes

Travel towards the north of Arugam Bay on Batticaloa Road for 10 km, as you reach Urani take the first road to the right then keep going straight about 1.5 km. You will see a sign board on the left that says Sababa Restaurant, follow it to the end of the beach.

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