Keeri Beach

Jaffna & the North

The island is not endowed with beautiful stretches of sand, but Keeri Beach has good swimming, though no shade. Expect some trash. It's fringed by a small palmyra palm forest that's home to monkeys; it's located 5km west of Mannar Town along the unpaved coast road.

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Nearby Jaffna & the North attractions

1. Dutch Fort

3.13 MILES

An imposing Portuguese-Dutch construction, this fortress is situated right by the causeway to the island and is ringed by a moat. It's a bit shambolic,…

2. Baobab Tree Pallimunai

3.51 MILES

An offbeat attraction, this ancient baobab tree was allegedly planted by Arab traders. It has a circumference of 20m and is believed to be over 700 years…

3. Thirukketeeswaram Kovil

6.44 MILES

On the mainland, 10km east of Mannar Town, Thirukketeeswaram Kovil is one of the pancha ishwaram, the five historical Sri Lankan Shiva temples established…

4. Lighthouse

12.85 MILES

A lonely lighthouse stands near the old rusty ferry pier.

5. Our Lady of Madhu Church

24.29 MILES

This mainland church is Sri Lanka’s most hallowed Christian monument (though it's thought to be have been constructed over an ancient Hindu shrine). Its…