Tangalle the land of white sand and basking sun is a place not be missed when you visit the coastal South of Sri Lanka.The palm fringed bay and picturesque coves of Tangalle are a natural treasure, with a lazy town littered with gentle reminders of the Dutch days of the 18th century and beautiful villas looking out over shimmering sands at Seenimodera. The Dutch were the first Europeans to discover the maritime benefits of Tangalle, there are a few Dutch buildings that display characteristics of Dutch architecture such as the courthouse, the old rest-house and the residence of the district judge. The Dutch also built a fort, though it has now been transformed into a prison in the middle of the 19th century.
Tangalle is a pleasant fishing port situated on one of the finest and largest bays in the island, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef. Exhibiting fine beaches, good swimming and more than reasonable diving, it is a popular destination on the south coast.
Tangalle is also a good place from which to visit surrounding attractions.