Dune Towers – beach resort, Sri Lanka

Dune Towers – beach resort, Sri Lanka

Sand Dunes Sri Lanka

Unique Sand Dune

Dune Towers resort is neighboring with unique sand dunes in Sri Lanka. You can watch it from your room or walk over to reach the beach which is just 200 meters far. Sand dunes Sri Lanka are rare.

From Alankuda to Talawila (there is the largest catholic church in Sri Lanka) is large area of wild beach bordered with high or low sand dunes with its peak right next to Dune Towers. These dunes provide natural protection from tsunami to the villages. This area is now being declared as marine sanctuary because of many animals living here and also turtle have been spotted in 2021 and 2022. We are organizing night walks into dunes and its schrub forests where you can see rabit, owl, lizzard, sleeping hummingbirds or many other srilankan animals.   

sand dune peak sri lanka

Sand Dune at Alankuda beach

Sand Dunes Sri Lanka

Fun. Relax. Slide.

While staying in Dune Towers you can enjoy lifetime experience of sliding the dune. With our slide which is normally used to slide the snowhills during the winter time, you can slide just little slower on the sand.

When most people think of Sri Lanka, they probably picture palm-lined beaches, lush rainforests, and ancient temples. However, there’s one natural wonder that often goes overlooked: the sand dunes. Yes, Sri Lanka has some stunning sand dunes, particularly in the coastal town of Kalpitiya.

Located in the northwest of the country, Kalpitiya is home to a long stretch of coastline dotted with pristine beaches and sand dunes. The dunes in Kalpitiya are among the tallest in the country, reaching up to 50 feet in height. These impressive sand hills are constantly shifting and changing shape due to the wind and weather.

One of the most breathtaking spots to see the sand dunes in Kalpitiya is at Alankuda, in front of the Dune Towers resort. Here, you can climb to the top of the sand dunes and take in the stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding coastline. The sand at Alankuda is particularly fine and white, making it a popular spot for photography and Instagram-worthy shots.

Additionally, the beach that is part of the sand dune area in front of the Dune Towers resort is a nesting ground for sea turtles. From January to March, these gentle giants lay their eggs in the sand, and visitors can witness this incredible natural phenomenon.

Visitors to Kalpitiya can engage in a range of activities involving the sand dunes, such as sand sliding. This activity involves sliding down the steep slopes of the dunes on a board or even on a piece of cardboard. It is a fun and exhilarating way to experience the dunes and the surrounding scenery.

But the sand dunes in Kalpitiya aren’t just a pretty sight. They also play an important role in the local ecosystem, providing a natural barrier against coastal erosion and serving as a habitat for various plant and animal species. In fact, Kalpitiya is home to a number of protected areas, including the Wilpattu National Park and the Kalpitiya Sand Dunes Conservation Area.

Overall, the sand dunes in Sri Lanka, particularly in Kalpitiya and at Alankuda, are a natural wonder that should not be missed by any traveler to the island. Whether you’re looking for a serene spot to take in the views, an adrenaline-pumping adventure, or a chance to witness sea turtles laying their eggs, the sand dunes of Sri Lanka have something for everyone.

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