Negombo beach, a fishing village located 30km north of the capital Colombo, is a great beach with an incredible number of resorts. Sri Lanka is a popular destination for British, German and Dutch tourists. Negombo is only 10km from the airport, so many choose to begin their stay here. The beach is not at all the best I've seen in Sri Lanka: it was rainy season and the sea was a nasty brown color. When you bathed, it's not very clean, there was no sand or water. Mainly the expensive hotels clean the beach in front of them, but you only find these north of the village. To the south, there's a fish market and the old fort.