5 Best Beaches South Coast Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is surrounded by beautiful golden beaches. Some are crowded and others are completely deserted. You can find on the South Coast the best surfing beaches in Sri Lanka for beginners. The best period to visit the south coast is best between November and April. Below the 5 best beaches on the South Coast of Sri Lanka.

1: Tangalle Beach

Tangalle is located approx. 214 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and it will be approx. 2 hours and 50 minutes driving time via the Southern Expy/E01. Tangalle is a large town in Hambantota District, Southern Province.
The name Tangalle means "projected rock" in Sinhala, As the name suggests, there are many rocky outcrops on the vast sandy beaches of Tangalle.


2: Talalla Beach

Talalla Beach is located approx. 195 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and it will be approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes driving time via the Southern Expy/E01. Talalla is the mostly untouched beach and is lined with a lush green palm tree jungle. The best time to visit Talalla Beach is during the months of January till early March.


3: Mirissa Beach

Mirissa Beach is located approx. 149 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and it will be approx. 2 hours driving time via the Southern Expy/E01. Many travelers come to Mirissa for the beaches. Mirissa has three, Mirissa Beach, Turtle Point and Secret Beach. They are right next to each other. The best time to visit Mirissa is during the months of December to February.


4: Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach is located approx. 124 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and it will be approx. 1 hours and 40 minutes driving time via the Southern Expy/E01.  Unawatuna beach is one of the most “famous” beach in the country. Unawatuna Beach is really beautiful, with great swimming. The best time to visit Unawatuna is during the months of December to April.


5: Hiriketiya Beach

Hiriketiya Beach is located approx. 194 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and it will be approx. 2 hours and 50 minutes driving time via the Southern Expy/E01.  Hiriketiya Beach is the perfect place to learn to ride the waves or to take your surfing skills to the next level The best time to visit Hiriketiya Beach is during the months of January till March.


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