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Why you should visit Tangalle beach Sri Lanka

19. December 2016

Tangalle beach, Sri Lanka - One of the most beautiful beaches on the islandSo I’ve already spoken very highly about Talalla and the beaches around Arugam Bay. But I have to say that Tangalle is my favorite of all the beaches we checked out during our two weeks in Sri Lanka. The beach stretches for miles on both sides of Tangalle town, so you’ll most certainly find a little part you can have all to yourself.

The two sides, however, couldn’t be more different. On the west side, secluded coves make for calmer water, which today caters to luxury villas and a more upmarket clientele. So to no surprise, we decided to stay on the east side.

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There the beach is dotted with small homestays and quaint seafood restaurants. The only downside has to be the quite rough water and large waves crashing onto shore. So it goes without saying that not all parts of the east side are swimmable.

We ended up liking the area around Serena Beach Hotel the best, where you have the picturesque mangroves to one side and the beach and ocean to the other. Rent a canoe and explore the mangroves or lounge at one of the many restaurants/bars along the beach.

I spent the two days in Tangalle collecting seashells, playing with puppies, drinking iced tea and of course taking photos of all the different palm trees.??? Our time there was super relaxing, I only wish we had stayed longer. Two days was not nearly enough time.

The stunning beach isn’t the only thing the area has to offer. Close by you’ll also find Rekawa turtle-watching beach, Hummanaya blowhole and the colorful Buddhist rock monastery, Mulkirigala Raja Maha Vihara.

It seemed to me like tourism hasn’t taken off in Tangalle yet, at least not on the east side. But keep in mind that we visited outside of high season, so I can’t tell you how crowded the beach is during the months of December – March (high season).

Here are some photos that I hope and think will inspire you to visit Tangalle beach, Sri Lanka.

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18 Comments

  • Reply stephanei 20. December 2016 at 20:31

    what a lovely beach!
    x

    • Reply Charlotte 21. December 2016 at 02:09

      Yes it sure is! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Ada 26. December 2016 at 22:23

    The beach looks like paradise! Amazing photos! So how did you like Sri Lanka? I am planning to visit soon, so I am glad I found this blog post, now I can add new place to my list 🙂

    • Reply Charlotte 28. December 2016 at 18:24

      Thank you Ada, yes please do 🙂 I really liked Sri Lanka, I only wish we had visited at a better time. We had a lot of wind, especially in the south. But all in all, Sri Lanka is an incredible place!

  • Reply Vibeke 26. December 2016 at 23:12

    I would love to go there right now! Looks so peaceful! Great post <3

  • Reply LaNeshe 27. December 2016 at 00:24

    So beautiful! Looks like something out of a movie!

  • Reply Liz 27. December 2016 at 01:57

    Beautiful! It’s on my list…. how did you find the food?

  • Reply Bonnie 27. December 2016 at 05:37

    Wow that is beautiful! Sounds like a serene place to visit!

  • Reply Ilse @ thelifeinlimbo 27. December 2016 at 12:46

    Love your photos! I visited Sri Lanka two weeks ago and would love to go back to see this beach.

  • Reply Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen 27. December 2016 at 14:02

    This is absolutely beautiful and looks so peaceful. You are so lucky to be able to visit such a serene place. 🙂

  • Reply Tess Chupinsky 27. December 2016 at 15:12

    Looks beautiful! Currently searching for my next oversees trip!

  • Reply Nicole 27. December 2016 at 21:34

    Love your photos! Such a cute dog 🙂

    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

  • Reply Остров Бали 28. December 2016 at 22:48

    We also visit that beach 2 month ago, when visit Sri Lanka after Macau.
    Palms are great not only in photos 🙂
    Great pics!

  • Reply Bianca 29. December 2016 at 05:42

    Oh my how beautiful! Seems like a place for solitude and peace! It doesn’t even seem inhabited ! Love the photos! ?

  • Reply iamlanka 9. March 2017 at 20:46

    Valuable Information. Great Picture

  • Reply Nethma Fernando 17. May 2017 at 12:39

    sea shells are beautiful..I have been there too. and also found a quite romantic hotel http://www.cocotangalla.com/

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