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Tangalla Bay

Tangalla Bay, Tangalle

  • Open Roughly 24 hours, best round sunset


This lonely island/isthmus just before Tangalle is a beautiful spot, well worth a stop as you're driving down the coast. At low tide (around sunset) you can walk/wade across a spit of land and be surrounded by sea and beauty on all sides.



This lonely island/isthmus just before Tangalle is a beautiful spot, well worth a stop as you're driving down the coast. At low tide (around sunset) you can walk/wade across a spit of land and be surrounded by sea and beauty on all sides.

Tangalla Bay Temple Panorama

The only man-made attraction on the island itself is a small Buddha statue. Besides that it's all amazing view.

Tangalla Bay Clouds

You could possibly swim here, but it's not really the best spot for that near Tangalle. This is better for catching a sunset or just taking in the natural beauty of the Indian ocean. It's near what we think is a war memorial (they wouldn't let us see for some reason) and Jetwing is building a rather interesting looking hotel on the other side of the bay.

The memorial The memorial


The hotel (under construction) The hotel (under construction)


The main use of this bay, however, is still families just walking along the beach, heading out to the island and taking it all in. It's a beautiful spot.

TIP

Though the sun doesn't set directly over the ocean here, you still get amazing clouds at sunset.

Address

Tangalla Bay, Tangalle

Directions

Tangalle is just past Matara, if you're coming down on the Expressway. You take the Tangalle (coastal) road and past the Mawalla Lagoon and Hummanaya Blow Hole you'll see this bay on your right. It's just before the memorial and well before the Tangalla Fishing Harbour. You can park and walk down. The island is most accessible around sunset.

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Open Roughly 24 hours, best round sunset

Price Range

Free

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
4

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