14 km. from Trincomalee, known as Nilaweli, shallow beach goes up to half a mile into the sea and often one would share bathing spots with schools of flying fish and an occasional crab. Nilaveli was the venue for the 1985 International Fun board Championships. All water sports are available here including fishing and sea angling. Whale watching in the sanctuary is a specialty
You can hire a boat from the hotel at Nilaveli and go out to Pigeon Island , where there’s good diving and snorkelling. The coral reef here is absolutely beautiful, and underwater photographers will discover a whole new world teeming with life beneath these calm seas.