Turtle Beach in Hikkaduwa has become very popular in Sri Lanka. And there is one special reason for that. It’s possible to spot wild sea turtles at the beach. It’s possible to feed the turtles with seaweed and it’s definitely a must-do when in the southern area of Sri Lanka. So, read along to get all the information you need for visiting Turtle Beach.
Respect the sea turtles
When visiting Turtle Beach, you must respect the turtles. But there are some ground rules when at the beach. First and foremost, you must respect the wild sea turtles. Therefore, you must not crowd the turtles, you can’t touch the turtles, and lastly, you can’t get in their way when they are swimming around.
There are conservation workers around the area. They make sure that tourists behave accordingly and that the turtles are treated well. As well as gathering seaweed for you to feed the wild sea turtles.
Getting to Turtle Beach in Hikkaduwa
Turtle Beach is in Hikkaduwa which is in the south-west part of Sri Lanka. You can usually find the wild sea turtles in the bay right in front of the Cinnamon Hotel. Getting to Turtle Beach from the main part of Hikkaduwa Beach is very easy. When facing the ocean, you should head left and walk until you meet a divider of rocks. Getting over the divide is easy and shouldn’t be any problem for you. From there you just walk along the beach until you meet Turtle Beach in front of the Cinnamon Hotel.
Best time to visit Turtle Beach
The best time to visit Turtle Beach in Hikkaduwa is in the morning hours. That way you avoid bigger crowds. And therefore, you will probably have the best experience. On the other hand, we were told that around 4 PM there tends to be more sea turtles. And no matter what time of the day you visit Turtle Beach it will be an incredible experience to be so close to wildlife.