Beaches South Coast and Galle
Hang out in a hammock in Tangalle, with a sea breeze in the air, and a lean back and comfy ambience. Head for the sea in search of Blue Whales and Dolphins in Marissa. Smart it out in Unawantuna. Dine in old Colonial Galle. Flow down the coast. It’s a treat.
If you should stay at one beach, while it is still secluded, it should be Tangalle at the eastern part of the south coast. Not much to do here, but kilometers of still wild yet crispy fine golden sand beaches, with a chance to see massive turtles laying eggs in the moonlight. Yes, they come all the way to shores and then dig a safe hide out near the mangroves to lay their tiny pingpong balls look alike eggs. If you have missed it, then you may visit a turtle hatchery nearby.
Further west from here, corny temples are worth visiting. The most popular one is the one in Dikwella with larger than life Buddha and hell tunnel reminding you of the outcome of your good and bad deeds.
Marissa is one the best places in the world to experience Blue Whales round the year. But it is also a fine place to relax at the seaside at small comfortable inns.
Not far from here, are some legendary surfing spots in Weligama are very inviting. Further to the west, Unawantuna, is a backpacker’s paradise, with sundrenched beach boys, and bonfires lit at the beach bars at Night.
The best weather here is from October to April, where weather is fine and sea calm, but you can go here all year, if a bit rough sea and a few showers do not bother you. In European summer the east coast, link “Beaches East Coast and Trincomalee”, is better.
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