Arisimale Beach, TrincomaleeCurrently Open
- Address: Arisimale Beach, Sri Lanka, Trincomalee
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Beach, Leisure, Family And Kids
About Arisimale Beach, Trincomalee
Located 52 kilometers away, visit the Arisimale Beach to see the divine blue Indian Ocean meet the golden sand. The beach is known for its textured sand that resembles rice grains- giving it its iconic Tamil name. The place is also archaeological significant with many excavations carried out here in the past.
Today, it is a low profile beach where you escape the woes of the hectic city life and simply be. Pack a meal to come here and unwind with the sound of the waves, the sun and the view.
Arisimale Beach Information
- Carry bottled drinking water and food with you.
- Wearing sunscreen will help.
How To reach Arisimale Beach by Public Transport
- By hiring a Cab.
- By renting a Bike.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Arisimale Beach
92.55% of people who visit Trincomalee include Arisimale Beach in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
55.14% of people start their Arisimale Beach visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Arisimale Beach
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arisimale Beach
Arisimale Beach, Trincomalee Reviews
Arisimale is a tamil word, which means sand-rice. It's true because sand of the shore looks like rice. This is a calm beautiful beach. There is a Buddhist monastery nearby. And please don't throw garbage and pollute that place if you are planning to visit there.
Arisimale Beach lies off the beaten track about 50 kms North of Trincomalee in the town of Pulmude. In Tamil arisi means rice and malai means mountain. Thus this is the ‘Mountain of Rice’ in Tamil. The reason for name is in the sand. This beach is made of extremely large particles of sand, the size of a rice seed. Due to the distance from Trincomalee, this beach is bare and void of shops and hotels. Beach is clean and the water is crystal clear but due to extreme heat in this region, the ideal time to visit the beach may be morning or evening. This beach is deeply buried in the Sri Lankan history. Thapassu Balluka, the two merchants who received locks of hair from Buddha is said to have landed at Arisimale Beach where they traveled up to Tiriyaya to deposit it in a shrine.
walked through jungle nearly 300m from Asirimale Aranya senasanaya to reach this beach. The sand is not soft and smooth it's like rice.
better beach but some danger here. Nice view.
Possibly the cleanest beach I had ever seen. We went there on August 2017. The waves are somewhat strong and strong under currents at that time and not safe for kids. But I think there may be a better time than that to bath at Arisimale Beach. Pleace keep the place clean when you go there. Just leave your foot prints only !