Pigeon Island, The Beautiful Eye Catching Island in Sri Lanka

Pigeon Island

There are two marine national parks in Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island is one of them. Pigeon Island is situated one kilometer off the coast of Nilaweli.  Nilaweli is a coastal town in Eastern Province. 

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Pigeon Island, The Beautiful Eye Catching Island in Sri Lanka

How can the nearest town be Trincomalee. The Pigeon Island national park is situated within the dry soon of Sri Lanka. The annual temperature is around 27.0 c. The national park contains some best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. Pigeon Island was designated as a sanctuary in 1963. It was redesignated as a national park in 1003. This is the 17th National Park in Sri Lanka.

Coral Garden

Pigeon Island is famous because its coral garden in underwater landscape. The reef here is shallow. When you are diving to watching corals you can see hundreds of reefs, fish and turtles in this area. 

Pigeon Island, The Beautiful Eye Catching Island in Sri Lanka
 The coral reef is 200 meters long and 100 meters wide. There are over 100 species of exquisite corals. This underwater heaven is a valuable protection area.

Beach of Pigeon Island

The Beach area is a popular destination among visitors and locals alike. It is a widely extended sandy beach and blue clear shallow water. There is a boat service from Nilaweli to Pigeon Island. It takes 15 minutes to ride to Pigeon Island. Pigeon Island is also used as a scuba diving site. 

Pigeon Island,  Sri Lanka

Pigeon Island Map

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