Fringed by white sands and the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka’s south coast offers a fantastic beach holiday destination. The coastline is ideal for anyone looking for a peaceful spot to relax, snorkel or dive. Sri Lanka’s south coast is not only a super beach destination; it is also rich in history and culture.
Sri Lanka’s south coast is nothing short of paradise with the palm-lined beaches of the Indian Ocean. There are countless bays and beaches that run from Galle in the west to Tangalle in the East, offering that ‘ideal’ beach destination for everyone. Amongst this beautiful coastline you will find some of the islands most comprehensive facilities, restaurants and bars, and excellent accommodation. As the most popular coastline in Sri Lanka it may surprising that those peaceful and secluded beach spots are still easy to find.
There’s plenty more to do and explore beyond snorkelling, swimming and diving. Meander around small fishing villages, explore the colonial port of Galle which is filled with boutique hotels and colonial charm, or visit a bird sanctuary, go cycling through the local countryside, spot blue whales off the coast and even see turtles hatching on the coast. Only a short distance away you will find Sri Lanka’s best national parks, and further inland its legendary tea plantations.