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White sand and shallow azure waters at a bustling Jaffna beach.
A serene 45 minute drive from Jaffna’s bustling centre brings you to the idyllic Casuarina Beach, named after the fuzzy pine-like casuarina trees that line the long stretch of shore. The beach is popular with tourists and locals alike because of its bright white sand and shallow azure waters. Try and make it down in the early morning before the crowds arrive. If you want to really experience the beauty of the shallow seas track down a fisherman to drive you out on his boat.
There are basic changing facilities and small snack stalls, but alcohol is prohibited on the beach. As with all Sri Lankan beaches do be careful if the sea looks rough – there are sometimes lifeguards but this is not a given.