The feel of sand between your toes, the fresh smell of the Ocean, the constant sound of waves rushing in, refreshing breezes swirling around you and a horizon stretching to infinity, set amidst everything from cloud-filled skies to magical sunsets; a stroll along the Beach is a truly wondrous way to experience the beauty and power of Mother Nature. If you happen to be visiting an island getaway such as Sri Lanka, then such experiences can be enjoyed regularly whether it’s travelling along the famed south coast or even at the commercial capital, Colombo. Hotels and resorts are easy to find along such coastal stretches and let you begin and end your day at the beach.
Beaches here are perfect not only for strolls but everything from water sports to people watching as well. Take Mount Lavinia Beach for instance, right near Berjaya Hotel Colombo. One of the most popular beaches in Colombo, it has become an ideal spot to enjoy laidback walks. Whether you are walking alone lost in thought, hand in hand with that special someone, with the entire family sharing in laughs and life or even with your faithful four-legged companion, such beaches provide the perfect escape away from the world.
While you have the option of listening to your favourite tracks on your mp3 player or phone, don’t forget there is a readymade “soundtrack” to accompany you on your walk, in true surround sound; the serenade of the ocean is as versatile as any music genre with angry waves crashing against the shore setting an upbeat tempo, while the gentle sounds of mild waves softly going back and forth sets quite a different tone.
And as you continue your walk, soaking up the atmosphere and the fresh sea air that beckons you onwards, you get a sense of peace only the ocean can provide. It is a sense of peace, a sense of calm, a sense that tomorrow is going to be a better day.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+