It is one that has been etched in Sri Lanka’s colourful history. In the past, the location was the country’s foremost naval hub with the Sri Lankan Navy Naval Base being located in the area. Today, it is a family beach with large groups seen basking in the sunny sands and cool waters.
KKS is considered to be one of the best beaches in the Northern Province; the other being Casuarina Beach. Untouched and non- crowded this strip of shore provides unique experiences that one can only find in this northernmost coast. It is one where visitors step into pristine waters and enjoy a swim in the hopes of cooling off after a long day of exploring the town in the sun.
Long strolls in the windy surroundings, boat rides and picnicking on the beach are the most popular activities here. The area, is fast becoming a hub for beach lovers. Aside from enjoying Kankesanthurai’s magnificent waters, there is also a number of things to see and explore while relaxing on the beach. The beach provides you with a clear view of the impressive Naval Port and KKS lighthouse. It also gives you great access to the areas fishery harbour. Head on out there to get a first hand look at how these villagers make their livelihood. Or walk along the streets of Kankesanthurai just a few miles away where one can marvel at the remnants of colonial architecture.
Getting to Kankesanthurai is quite easy; it is the final stop of the Yal Devi service, which runs from the Fort railway station. So get on board and travel over to explore this picturesque area, you will be guaranteed of an unforgettable experience!