Tangalla is not a good place for swimming although the sea is warm enough. But if you try to do so, please be very careful. The trick is to get into the water avoiding big waves (the same for getting out), then you should be fine. As you get deeper the waves are not that strong and it is much more fun to swim. At least I enjoyed that - with lots of adrenaline!
Just north of the sandy beach of Tangalla is a rocky one. There are some hotels right on the rocks of the coast. It is worth to go there if you want some climbing and crawling rather than just walking. Besides it is the best place to see the perfect sunrise and escape from any tourists.
Funny for me, but on this trip I have bothered to haul myself out of bed early in the morning so to see the sunrise.
Tangalla was one of the memorable ones, it was just stunning and way better than the sunsets I encountered there.
Bodhi Mawatha, Wella Wathuara, Godellawela, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Good for: Business
Batheegama, Dickwella, Tangalle, 81200, Sri Lanka
Good for: Solo
a `ship themed' hotel. fairly basic but still good enough. its located right by the ocean, so the...more
Mahawela Road, Moraketiyara, Nakulugamuwa, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families