The northeast coast of Sri Lanka offers some of the country’s most attractive beaches such as ‘Uppuveli’ and ‘Nilaveli’. Fine white-sand and crystal clear water provides an irresistible combination that won’t fail to disappoint any visitor! Snorkelling around the famous Pigeon island just off Nilaveli beach is widely recognised to be a ‘must-do’ activity during a stay in Trincomalee. Windsurfing is also a very popular activity in the area. Pigeon Island is a National Park comprising two small islands (Large and Small Pigeon Island) and several rocky islets located about 1 km offshore. Large Pigeon Island and some rocky islets contain fringing coral reefs while rocky habitats dominated by soft corals are present around Small Pigeon Island and surrounding areas.

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