Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka
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Trincomalee is a top priority for beach lovers. Trincomalee or Trinco is located in the North-East coast of Sri Lanka. Uppuveli and Nilaveli beaches are among the most popular in the list.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Uppuveli is a gold sand beach for active leisure. The fine sand is so comforting where you can leisurely walk barefoot for 3 to 4 Km along the beach exploring the locality on your own. It is a place for water sport lovers as well.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Uppuveli has comparatively calmer waters with soft waves than that of the beaches in the South coast. The beach is wide and long at the same time. You can walk to the waters up to safer margins and enjoy.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

You will find many hotels, restaurants and beach bars of different budgets by the beach here.

Things to do at Uppaveli Beach

Uppuveli beach is a vibrant location where you can enjoy many activities including beach sports and music. You can also enjoy a variety of seafood and drinks from the beachside.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

The hotels by the beachside offer many activities such as whale watching, underwater swimming along with the required equipments.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

The beach is also loved for sunbathing. It is also quite favourable for swimming though you will have to walk towards the sea for a few yards before it gets deep enough for a swim.

Salli Beach Trincomalee

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Salli beach is an untouched beach with a spectacular view from the top of small rock hills by the beach side.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

You can reach Salli Point, in a short walk along the beach towards the North end of Uppuveli beach. You can also reach this place in around 4 km distance by road via NIllaveli or Pulmuddai road in around 10 minutes.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Salli point; as its name suggests, is nicely pointed to the sea and creates a magnificent view of the surroundings and the sea.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Some of the Hindu shrines are established fronting the beach and create a magnificent sight here. Salli Amman temple is one such location. You will love the view of the temple with its intricate Hindu carvings painted in vibrant colours alongside the beautiful sea and under the blue skies.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

You can see where River Mahaveli; the longest river of Sri Lanka falls into the sea at Trincomalee Bay.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Uppuveli Beach with the Fisher Villages

One would say that Uppuveli beach is throbbing with life since it has both locals and tourists on the beach and is much more crowded than Nilaveli.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Uppuveli beach area is nicely mingled with the nearby villages and therefore, you can meet up with locals who are engaged in fishing and observe them fishing with their traditional tools.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

You will love a picture or two with the fishing boats painted in vibrant colours.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

It is indeed a working beach and hence it gives a fascinating experience to observe the daily routines of the locals.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

You can observe and experience the tamil-hindu culture there and never feel bored. The festive mood in the surroundings is quite welcoming. On the other hand, it has added to pollution in the area, due to the crowd. But this applies to the high density public beach areas only.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

If you prefer less crowded beaches, you can choose to stay in a beach side hotel with a private beach area.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Almost all the beachside hotels have private beach areas and the hotel prices have quite a range to match various budgets. You can enjoy the serene atmosphere with an open book on your lap and a hot tea in your hand.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Private beach areas are ideal for those who love the tranquil beach environment for nice walks along the sandy beach as well.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

How to reach Uppuveli Beach

Colombo to Trincomalee is a trip of 5 to 6 hours for a distance of 271 Km. You have many options to travel, either via bus, train, taxi or plane.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Once you reach the city, Uppuveli is located 6 km northwest of Trincomalee town and you can take a tuk tuk to the beach from the town. You have to take Uppuveli road and turn right at the Uppuveli MOH office to reach the beach.

Best time to visit Uppuveli

Best time to travel Trincomalee is between February to August. The city is ready to welcome the tourists during this time as it is considered the peak. Most shops, souvenir places and restaurants are open during this time. The monsoon season starts from October onwards.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

One can spend a day walking along the beach while enjoying the beach bar vibe. The beach is indeed popular among the young tourists. Often, the young tourists enjoy extended tour days in Trinco for these reasons.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Tips to travel Uppuveli

If you love lively beaches with moderate busyness, you can choose to stay here during the weekdays since the weekend attracts more visitors than the weekdays.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka

Your visit to Uppuveli can be spiced up by adding several mini tours in the vicinity such as visit to the Kanniya hot springs, boat rides to nearby islands for snorkeling and visit the beautiful hindu shrines. You can also visit the Maritime and Naval History Museum approximately 6 km from Uppuveli beach.

Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Uppuveli Beach Trincomalee Sri Lanka
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