Mirissa is of major tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. And also it is the largest fishing port on the south coast and is known for its tuna, mullet, snapper and butterfish. This crescent shaped beach is a clean calm and quiet beach. Lined by coconut trees in the golden strips of sand this beach offers you peace like no other beaches would do. Waters take a blue green color doubling the beauty of the surrounding, this also brings fun even for small children. In today Mirissa have stood up to be a very famous attraction for tourists all over the world.
Mirissa Beach is a great place to go whale watching. November to April is the best season for whale watching, which is when these majestic creatures are crossing the southern tip of Sri Lanka, the Dondra Point. The peak season is from December to March, when the water off the coast is warm and calm, and perfect for migrating whales. Most sightings occur 3 – 6 miles off the coast, where you can witness the whales gracefully emerge from the water for air. Mirissa is one of the top spots in the world for Sperm and Blue whales sightings, as they are frequently spotted here. In addition, you can spot pods of dolphins, such as Bottle-nose, Spinner and Risso’s dolphins, particularly during January and April.