If you are taking the scenic cruise to Negombo rather than hammering along the highway, the Club Restaurant is a nice place to stop. Basic beer and bite in semi-isolated huts, but the killer thing is the view.
From Fort, hug the coast as much as possible and drive north. You'll eventually head off the island of Colombo (through Mattakuliya). You can also get there from the Negombo Road by turning off the Hekkita Road (follow signs for Pegasus Reef). You need to turn off at the Club House bridge, then the road curves closer to the beach. It's about a kilometer on.
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