Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 240 km south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 metres above the sea level. Mirissa’s beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is also a fishing port and one of the island’s main whale and dolphin watching locations.
Best Time To Go
Winter Season: November – April
The beaches are at their best at this time with fine weather and calm seas.
Summer Season: May – October
During the off season, Mirissa becomes quiet and sea gets a bit rough but it is still popular especially at weekends with crowds from Colombo coming to spend the day here.