East coast’s long white beaches, great surf and mangrove lagoons has been largely off limits for the tourist during civil unrest. However, with the dawn of peace in these areas since 2009 the locals in these areas are happy to welcome visitors wanting to re-establish their livelihoods through tourism. The season on this coast is between May and September as the rough season during this time is prevalent on the south and west coasts.
The most famous of these beach resorts are Nilaveli, Pasikudah, Kalkudah and Arugam Bay. Trincomalee, the Cultural Triangle, the Hill country and the wild life parks can easily be combined to offer a wide range of holiday interests lest the beach becomes boring after a couple of days.