Tangalle is a picture postcard brought to life. The golden sands that seem to stretch on for miles are kissed by a gentle and endless surf emanating from the depths of the Indian Ocean. Underneath the turquoise waters is a massive coral-reef encircling the bay area which protects the beach from the seas, throughout the year. The beach is particularly serene and peaceful in the season from November to January and is home to a large number of tourists. However it’s never overcrowded thanks to the sheer number of beaches available in the area. Both the town and the surrounding villages have been able to retain their old charm and travellers from various parts of the world flock to Tangalle to catch some rays. Apart from the stunning beaches, Tangalle is also known for its history. The Dutch fort found in the town centre is a popular stop for tourists both local and foreign. Remnants of the country’s colonial heritage can be found with Dutch architecture taking pride of place.