The south coast towns of Mirissa can be reached
along the main coast road which gradually assumes
a more relaxed air as it winds its way beyond
Galle. Those travelling from the hill country
head directly south past Uda Walawe game park.
The southern railway can take you from Colombo
to Matara (second-class seats only). When operational,
the Air Taxi can land in Koggala and Dickwella.
Helicopters are used by some more well-to-do travellers
for airport transfers to Tangalle. Useful drive
times include: Airport to Tangalle (6.5 hours);
Colombo to Tangalle (5.5 hours); Galle to Mirissa
(45 minutes); Galle to Tangalle (2 hours); Tangalle
to Yala (2.5 hours); Dickoya to Tangalle (4.5
No beach is more magnificent than Mirissa, a crescent-shaped
strip of beach flanked by green vegetation. Mirissa
is popular for surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving,
deep-sea fishing, sailing and sea-kayaking. At
Ahangama, Midigama and Weligama, surfers prowl
the shores in search of some of the best waves
in Sri Lanka. Matara is a bustling town possessing
two Dutch forts and a decent Rest house. Three
miles further on, Dondra Head, with its octagonal
lighthouse, marks Sri Lanka's most southerly tip.
Close-by to Matara you can enjoy the beaches of
Polhena and especially Talalla, a gorgeous beach
that remains relatively unknown. Dickwella is
famous for its beaches and scuba diving. Tangalle
offers a glorious, uninterrupted stretch of beach.
Closer to Tangalle, seek-out the small and often
deserted cove of Seenimodera (Sugar Bay). The
southern coast also serves as an ideal base to
explore the south's wildlife parks including Yala
and Uda Walawe National Parks and Bundala and
Kalametiya bird sanctuaries. Experience the ancient
southern heritage with a visit to the Mulgirigala
rock temple, Tissamaharama or the jungle shrine
Mirissa is a beautiful small rocky beach which
is calm, relaxing and almost private. Whale and
dolphins watching, Deep Sea Fishing, River Trips,
Snorkeling and Bird watching are activities you
could do while you travel in Mirissa Srilanka.
These days much of tourist specially coming to
Mirissa as it's very famous for whale watching.
Indian Ocean off the Mirissa harbor you can watch
the whales in November to April season During
these months there is 95% chances of spottingSperm
Whales and great chances of spottingBlue Whales
as their migration path is just off Dondra Point.