Considered as the north’s favourite beach, the Casuarina Beach happens to be named so because of the abundance of Casuarina trees found at this place. It has been protected from human touch over many years. This beach lies north of the Karativu islands, on Karainagar Island, which is one of the largest islands in the peninsula. It is approximately 27 kilometeres away from the town of Jaffna which is roughly a 45 minute drive by direct bus from the town that goes along the Ponnalai causeway that connects the mainland to the island.
The drive is beautiful since you can see many salt pans and water on both sides. Casuarina Beach is now a popular attraction for tourists because of its unique soft white sands, clear shallow blue waters with no waves and absolute relaxing atmosphere; making it a very different beach from other beaches of the island. A dip in the water at this beach is a must since there is a long space of shallowness making it pleasurable for a bath. Experience the shallow waters by going out on a boat out to sea, where you can enjoy the abundance of corals as the sun shines down on the clear blue waters.
During your visit to Jaffna and if looking for a place to relax and unwind, then this is one of the best places to visit.
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