Secret beach Mirissa is despite the name suggests, not really a secret beach anymore. But it still is a beautiful small beach to relax for a day. There isn’t much to do except some snorkeling and sunbathing of course. It’s not super easy or straight forward to get here, a little walk or really good motorbike skills are necessary to get to the entrance of the beach. Read in this blog post everything you need to know about Secret Beach Mirissa.

How to get to Secret beach Mirissa

Located along Weligama bay, you’ll find Secret Beach Mirissa hidden on the peninsula of Mirissa. You can get to Secret Beach Mirissa by foot, motorbike or TukTuk, but be aware that the road is very steep. So if you go by your rental bike you need some serious good motorbike skills. Otherwise the TukTuk can bring you to the entrance of the beach or you can walk the last part on the rocky road.

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Best time to go to Secret Beach Mirissa

The best time to go to Secret beach Mirissa is in the morning. Even though Secret Beach won’t be nowhere near as busy as the bigger beaches around, it can get busier around 12 PM and onwards. Also keep in mind that it gets really hot in Sri Lanka during midday, so try to avoid lying out in the sun when she’s at it’s strongest.

If you want to go here later on the day, you can also watch sunset, or at least the beautiful sunset colors here!

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What to expect at Secret Beach Mirissa

Secret Beach Mirissa is a V formed beach with overhanging palm trees which provide enough shadow spots. There is also a local bar, the Secret Beach Bar which is located under the trees and is the perfect place to have lunch, a drink and relax in the shade.

1. Blue Lagoon 

This part of the beach has a shallow lagoon and is located directly in front of the Secret Beach bar. There are hammocks and day beds overlooking the crystal clear Blue Lagoon. The shallow rock pool is perfect to chill or lay in to cool off without getting hit by incoming waves. Therefore it might also be a perfect place for young kids to play in. And for die-hard sunbathers it is the perfect place to lay cool in the water while getting a tan!

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2. Palm Cove

Around the corner of the Blue Lagoon is a beautiful stretch of sand where the jungle meets the sea. This picturesque cove with golden sand and overhanging coconut palmtrees is the perfect paradise photo opportunity. It is also the best spot for snorkeling along the rocks or to lay your towel and take in the views of the stunning bay.

Overall the people who come to this place are the peace seekers, couples or travellers who like to go off the beaten path. So if you’re in for a chill day on a quiet place, make sure to put Secret Beach Mirissa on your Sri Lanka best beaches to vist list!

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Things to do at Secret beach Mirissa

The best things to do at Secret Beach Mirissa is soaking up the sun and enjoying the calm surroundings. You can rent lounge chairs for around 500 rupees, and if you want to be more active you can search for tropical fishes and turtles in the beautiful waters of Secret Beach. There are snorkel sets for rent at Secret Beach Bar which is their way of making a little bit of money and makes it easy for you to enjoy the beautiful marine life in the waters of this hidden beach in Sri Lanka.

The Secret Beach Bar also serves food and juices, so you don’t have to bring your own stuff which will get warm anyway on the beach.

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The V shape of the beach makes it also a really fun place to fly your drone and there are many more beautiful spots to take photos.

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Things to do around Secret beach Mirissa

There are so many amazing things to do in Sri Lanka and Mirissa is no exception! If you want to, you can be busy for days! There are many more amazing beaches in Sri Lanka on the south coast which you might want to visit, check out the idyllic Hiriketiya beach for example! Mirissa is also famous for its perfect surf conditions and is depending on the season, one of the best places for whale watching in Sri lanka, together with Trincomalee. Visiting Coconut Tree Viewpoint is also a thing you must include on your things to do list in Mirissa, together with a day trip to Galle, an Unesco World Heritage Site with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques, churches and the famous lighthouse. And if you’re planning to explore the ‘wild side’ of Sri Lanka, then definitely consider a safari in Yala National Park!  Or if you want to go further inland, then head over to these blog posts:

Best things to do in Ella

Nuwara Eliya things to do

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Weather South Sri Lanka

The best months to visit the south coast of Sri Lanka are from January until April and from July until September. In between those months you have more chance of rainfall because of the monsoon. Temperatures in Sri Lanka will be great and warm throughout the year, but on the south coast it will always be a bit warmer than more inland.