Beaches near Koggala, Sri Lanka

Best Beaches Near Koggala

With luxurious, tourist friendly amenities on the rise, the south of Sri Lanka is fast becoming a veritable villa destination. While most people look for luxury villas in Galle itself, you can easily find beautiful villas outside the city and Sea Heart House is one of the most unique locations in the area. Just 30 minutes from Galle Town, Koggala lake is a tropical escape where you can truly unwind and escape after a day at one of the local beaches. 

Koggala Beach

Koggala beach is laden with soft, golden sand and on most days you can expect clear blue skies. The absolute plus point about Koggala beach is that it remains untouched by commercialization. You can spend a few serene hours by the beach and let the waves tickle your feet. You’ll find plenty of restaurants and shops located near the beach to purchase all the necessities for a day at the beach. 

Stilt Fisherman Koggala Beach

Wijaya Beach Talpe

Just 20 minutes from Sea Heart House on Koggala Lake, you’ll find the popular Wijaya Beach. One of the best locations for swimming in the protected natural rock pool and a great place to see Sea Turtles up close and personal. Just please remember they are wild animals you shouldn’t feed them or touch them, even if locals who are trying to profit from tourists say you can.

Wijaya Beach Talpe, Sri Lanka

Kabalana Beach

Kabalana Beach is the closest beach where you can learn to surf and relax on the golden sandy beach. Kabalana Beach is popular with families, surfers and holidaymakers soaking up rays during the hot sunny days.

Kabalana Beach Sri Lanka

Jungle Beach, Unawatuna

The best time to visit this shaded beach is from 8:30 am in the morning up until 10 am. During this time you can pretty much have the beach to yourself. The beach is a crescent-shaped sandy stretch below a green hill. You’ll have to climb down this small hill to reach the Jungle beach. There is a shack that sells fruit juice and few necessities to beachgoers in the corner of the beach. Apart from that and a few sunbeds, the beach consists is pretty much of just shaded sand, salty waters, and shallow waters.

Beaches For Day Trips From Koggala

Ahungalla Beach (near Bentota)

1 hour 30 minutes from Sea Heart House

Ahungalla beach is famous for it’s out of this world sunsets. If you are in Sri Lanka during the monsoon season though, don’t plan on swimming in Ahungalla for the sea tends to get rough. On other days, it is safe. Visit the beach of an evening and stay to capture the sunset in your memory and your pictures.


1 hour 30 minutes from Sea Heart House

Hikkaduwa is a very popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka with a beach that stretches for miles, fantastic restaurants and a popular surf break for intermediate and advanced surfers.