Distance from Hikkaduwa – 1.1 km (5 minutes)
The Hikkaduwa National Park is one of the three marine national parks in Sri Lanka and is situated in Hikkaduwa. This national park contains a coral reef of high degree of biodiversity. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on May 18, 1979. Later on August 14, 1988, it upgraded to a nature reserve with extended land area. The reef was declared as a national park on September 19, 2002. The Hikkaduwa National Park is governed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. Miraculously this marine national park received very little direct impact from the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.