The beaches in the southern coast are often described as the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Beaches in Tangalle are vast stretches of light sand extending for kilometres and adorned with palm trees leaning over the blue waters of the ocean. All day along you seldom meet more than a couple of tourists or a few locals.
Take just one step out of the Tropical Garden’s gate and you will find yourselves directly on the endless Madilla Beach lending itself to long strolls, sunbathing, shelling and, of course, bathing and swimming. What needs to be born in mind is that the southern coast of the island is washed by the Indian Ocean. Thus the water is rough. Swimming close to Tropical Garden is dangerous because of strong undercurrents.
A couple of minutes’ walk on the beach or the adjacent road will take you to calmer spots. There you can enjoy bathing without any worries. We recommend the spots protected by breakwaters not more than a 10-15 minutes’ walk on the beach or the road (from Tropical Garden in the direction of the town). In the opposite direction you can find a beautiful and safe spot in front of the Mangrove Garden resort.
Delightful and safe bathing can be enjoyed on nearby Goyambokka and Pallikudawa Beaches or Rekawa Beach. All of them are reachable by tuk tuk within a couple of minutes. The Hiriketiya Beach in Dikwella is definitely worth the longer trip. It takes about half an hour by tuk tuk or by a local bus for those of a more adventurous spirit. “Hiri” is becoming one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka for surfing. You can also visit the Seatted Buddha Statue or Blow Hole which both are on the way.
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Medilla Beach, Tangalle