The white sandy beaches of Nilaveli in Trincomalee are considered as one of the best beaches on the island. Peaceful, serene and breathtaking, Nilaveli Beach is in its best form from April to October. From surfing to scuba diving, and other water sports, tourists from all over, make their way to the east coast. Nilaveli translates to open land of the moon-shine’ and testaments the name to its true beauty. Attractions of this coastal resort town include the beach and a visit to the Koneswaram Temple situated nearby. You can get to Nilaveli by car, or train. Car journey from Colombo takes about 6 hours, by bus (public transport) takes about 7 and half hours. Nilaveli Beach has direct access to the famous Pigeon Island where you can go snorkelling or scuba diving.