Pigeon Island is located around 1 km away from the Nilaveli beach. This is consists of two islands, one is small and other one is larger size. This is one of the best places to see corals.
This island got it’s name because of the Rock Pigeons live over there. In year 2003 Pigeon island was designated as a nation park in Sri Lanka, earlier it was a sanctuary. This island was used by British army as a lace for shooting practice in early world war time.
Visitors can climb-up the rocks and get the view of the surrounding. You can see the real owners ot the island, the pigeons in the other side of the island. If you come to the island, don’t forget the nature trail and climb up the rock.
We saw very lengthy dark patch in the sea water near the beach. Actually it is bunch of small fish moving around the island.
It took around 15 minutes to reach the Pigeon Island. From the Nilaveli beach you see this as a one island, but actually there are two one small and a lager island.