More Information About Sri Lanka South Coast

Glimpse

The south cost is a part of the ancient Ruhunu kingdom with a mystical past was the center of a flourishing civilization and the cultural and economic centers of ancient Sri Lanka. which flourished 2000 years ago.

We have defined South coast, the long stretch from Galle to Hambantota, this stretch offers a greater diversity of beaches than the west coast. Stunning tropical sandy beaches, rural fishing villages, un-spoilt wilderness and a vibrant cultural heritage makes the southern coastal belt an ideal holiday experience for those wishing to escape the busy tourist locations.

Galle Fort
Unawatuna Beach
Mahamodera Turtle Hatchery
Hikkaduwa Night Life 1
Hikkaduwa Night Life 2
Hikkaduwa Night Life 3

Locations Featured Under South Coast

Galle (A UNESCO world heritage site), Unawatuna, Koggala, Weligama, Mirissa, Tangalle and Hambantota

Attractions not to miss in the South Coast

 

The Hikkaduwa attracts budget and independent travelers, and generally a younger crowd. The main road has many restaurants, beach bars, and beachside nightclubs similar to Goa or Bali.

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery plays a protective role for the turtles that lay their eggs on the beach annually, and is well worth a visit.

Weligama
Mulkirigala rock Monastery
Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa
hale and dolphin watching in Mirissa
Koggala Beach
Koggala

Best period to Travel

The south coast’s peak holiday season is from late November to April. During this period the weather is at its best with calm blue sea. December and April are also the best months for seeing whales and dolphins in Mirissa. Sri Lanka is affected by two monsoons. October to mid-December can see heavy rain brought in by the north-east monsoon, with the south-west monsoon bringing heaviest downpours from mid-April to mid-June east. In a nut shell South west season is from end November to April.

Activities and sights

Mirissa could be considered the best beach, un spoilt which is popular for snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing and sea-kayaking and other water sports. During the migration season in December and April, large groups of Dolphins and Blue Whales can be seen just a few miles offshore from Mirissa. Mirissa whale watching excursion starts at early morning 6 am and may take up to 4-5 hours where you have your breakfast on board.

Ahangama, Midigama and Weligama, also beaches are best for the surfers. Close to Matara Polhena, and Dickwella also feature gorgeous beaches that remains relatively unknown.

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