Unlike in some western countries, there is very low tide in Sri Lanka, hence usually it is safe to stay overnight in the beach. Anyway it is good to take a few extra precautions before selecting the site. The site should be fair distance away from the waves and good to select a clean supply of water and other necessities. The pegs of the tent would not keep the tent on to the ground due to sandy earth. So it is always good to keep your bag or any heavy item inside the tent all the time. Also pitching the tent need some good talent as it will be quite tricky to raise it up under strong winds.
If you camp on the eastern coastline remember to wake up early in the morning to see the exciting sight of the sun rise over the horizon. If you camp in the western coast line you will be rewarded with magnificent display of colors in the western sky at twilight. You may experience the best of both worlds if you select a narrow coastline or a point in the south! I’ll come up with such terrific places in my future posts.