Sri Lanka’s eastern Coast has a unique charm of its own. Its deep turquoise seas fringed with white sandy beaches are a delight for water sports enthusiasts. That is the sole reason why we, at Beezerland encourage our customers to experience the golden beaches of Trincomalee, as it is one of the best and popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.
Trincomalee is famed for its natural harbor. It is ranked as the world’s fifth largest natural harbors. During the Second World War, the harbor became the base for the combined East Asian Fleet of the Allied Powers.
Trincomalee is the ideal beach resort for beach addicts between April and November, when the sea is at its best. Located in the mouth of Sri Lanka’s longest river Mahaveli river, Trincomalee’s most famous landmark is Fort Federicks, a century and a half of British fortifications can be found here. The cliff known as Swami Rock on the tip of Fort Federicks Promontory is associated with a tragic romantic tale woven around a Dutch maiden who is believed to have jumped to her death from this spot.
The Thirukoneswaram Kovil wich stands on the top most pinnacle of the Swamy Rock is a highly venerated Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The most famous and beautiful beach on the East Coast is Nilaveli, situated in the centre of the 30 km strand of beach which runs uninterrupted from north of Trincomalee. Close to Nilaveli is Red Rock Beach, an estuary perch and pinkish colour boulders.
The bay, or rather bays are what Trincomalee is most famous for. There are three main bays – Back Bay to the north of Fort Frederick, Dutch Bay to the east of the town, and the Inner Harbour to the west. Trincomalee is on a peninsula so the town is surrounded by water. The Inner Harbour is the main deep-water port, but all three are used for fishing and sailing. Take a walk around Dutch Bay at sunset and there are fishermen bringing in their catch, kids playing football and women seated around chatting and cooking and so on. The beaches of Back Bay and Dutch Bay don’t quite compare to Nilaveli and those up the coast, but nonetheless they’re surprisingly attractive and welcoming and the water looks clean and inviting.
Trincomalee clear blue seas are also famous for Whale and Dolphins. Large numbers of Dolphins can be spotted during the early mornings almost every day, when the weather is clear. When touring with Breezerland, we guarantee that you will never be disappointed, as we will not leave the boat until we spot these majestic creatures.
A short boat-ride off the Trincomalee beach and you may visit Pigeon Island, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area and is a fine spot for many leisure activities like surfing, diving, fishing and whales watching.
About 11 km from west of Trincomalee are the Kanniyai Hot-Springs, sacred to Hindus who believe them to be creations of God Vishnu.
The Dagoba (stupa) enshrining the hair relics of the Lord Buddha, Tiriyai, dating back to the 8th century A.D. is a short distance from the Trincomalee Coast. Of the city’s churches, the 1852 Catholic St Mary’s Cathedral is particularly attractive, with a sky – blue neo-baroque frontage and a tiled, towered rear.