#5 Arugam Bay, Colombo (Sri Lanka)
The best known beach in Sri Lanka and often been ranked as the 4th best beach in Asia, Arugam Bay enjoys this position because of its wide sandy beaches and lagoons. This beach is also popular with surfers across the world. Arugam Bay Beach is a must visit for all those visiting Sri Lanka. Though a major part of the beach was destroyed by the 2004 tsunami, recovery efforts mostly by private initiatives have helped restore the beauty and tranquillity of the spot.