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Country: Sri Lanka
Province: Eastern
District: Batticaloa
DS Division: Manmunai North
Coordinates: 7°42′0″N 81°42′32″E

Where Is It?

Kallady Beach has been a finishing beach for several Kilomitters along the east side of the Navalady Penisula. Located approximately 500m from the main residential area of Kallady, this casuarina lined finishing beach is easily accessible from any of the town’s hotels or Homestyle. It is categorically not a vacation destination beach. Swimming is dangerous due to the steep incline and proclivity for dangerous riptides; dress code should be in keeping with the sensibilities of the predominantly Hindu and Muslim local population; and the recreational value of the island is further diminished by the large amount of litter brought across from the Asian mainland. Even so, it’s a pleasant place to take a stroll along the seashore, and it’s quite entertaining to watch the various activities of the local fishermen. For several kilometers north along the beach or paralleled road, you will come across several reminders of the tragedy that struck Kallady on December 26, 2004. These include partially ruined temples, Hindu and Christian tsunami memorials, the foundation of a building washed away by the wave, and distinctions two-story tsunami houses built by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to house the servivors. Thiruchenthur Murugan temple, which was split in half by the force of the waves and whose rear portion containing the sanctum remains buried at an angle in the surrounding area, is located on the same road that leads to Kallady Beach and is another interesting tsunami-related attraction worth visiting.

Kallady Beach has been a finishing beach for several Kilomitters along the east side of the Navalady Penisula. Several kilometers north along the beach or paralleled road, you will come across several reminders of the tragedy that struck Kallady on December 26, 2004.

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