Visitors come the town of Tangalle mainly because of the superb beaches that are located to the east and west. The town is also well-placed for day excursions to sights in the surrounding area and turtle-watching at Rekawa Beach.
Stretching to the east of Tangalla are the beaches of Medilla and Medaketiya. Dotted with guesthouses and restaurants, these beaches are the busiest and also the most developed. Around 4 km northeast of the town is Marakolliya, which offers more secluded stretches of sand backed by the Rekawa Lagoon.
Immediately southwest of the town are the tranquil Pallikaduwa and Goyambokka beaches with rocky coves and a series of bays. more