Tangalle is truly one of Sri Lanka’s great place for a Sri Lanka beach holiday. Rich culture and friendly people create the perfect experience. Tangalle beach is very quiet and only contains one or two visible resorts located at the beach.
Tangalle (also known as Tangalla) is a large town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is one of the largest towns in southern province. It is located 195 km (121 mi) south of Colombo and 35 km (22 mi) east of Matara. It has a mild climate, in comparison to the rest of the district, and sandy beaches.
Tangalle is a regionally important fishing port, situated on one of the largest bays in Sri Lanka, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef. It is a centre of tourism and a popular holiday destination on the south coast. In the town centre there is an old Dutch fort which is used as a prison today. The Dutch and subsequently the British used Tangalle as an important anchorage on the southern coast of the island. The Dutch Fort, Rest House and Court House are a few remaining examples of Dutch architecture in Tangalle
Access : Coordinates: 6.016667, 80.783333 / How to get there: Bus (about 6 hours from Colombo) or car, or train to Galle and then bus or car to Tangalla . Attractions nearby : Turtle Conservation Project , Mulkirigala , Kalametiya Sanctuary , Mulkirigala Rock Temple , Udawalawa Wildlife Reserves , Dikwella Blow Hole , Yala National Park , beach at Unawatuna , Galle Fort .
Activities : visit the Yala Wildlife Reserves , Whale Watching , Biking , Turtle watching , Fishing in the Lagoon , Surf , tuk tuk safari