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Galle Villa Holiday Guides To Weligama

Galle Villa Holiday Guide to Weligama, Sri Lanka

  • About Weligama beach
    Bandarawatte Beach

Weligama is a small and intimate fishing town with miles of golden sandy beach, great waves to learn to surf and there are new restaurants and cafes opening all the time. Weligama means ‘Sandy Village’ in Sinhalese but it’s fast becoming a popular town with tourists and expats alike as it offers year-round surf. True to its name, the town is full of silky soft sandy beaches that face the endless turquoise blues and greens tinged with creamy foam. Life flows at a slower pace by the beaches and you’ll find yourself sinking into the tranquility before long. Coconut trees flank the beaches and the sea itself turns mellow around Weligama. However, the town itself can be a bit chaotic. However, you can stick to the beachside to enjoy a quiet beach getaway. A number of amateur surfers prefer the main beach in Weligama to master the art of surfing before they hit the more
challenging breaks.

Bandarawatta Beach

If you would like to swim in the sea for a while and practice surfing, head towards Bandarawatta beach. It is located well away from the highway and has space for sheltered swimming. You can practice surfing near the surf break a little further offshore. The beach is perfect for surfing beginners as the tranquility allows the necessary peace to concentrate on learning the techniques. Bandarawatte beach is located
about 3 kilometers southwest of the town. If the sea is not too rough, you’ll get to see stilt fishermen angling for fish, perched on their stilts.

Feast on seafood

Most locals in Weligama are fishermen by trade. The town enjoys a fresh catch of silvery fish daily along with other seafood such as crabs, prawns and squid. You can tuck into a surprisingly wide variety of seafood in Weligama. Choose a restaurant by the sea to let the salty sea breeze envelop you as you savour your food along with a cocktail.

Distance from Sea Heart House Ahangama to Weligama: 42-45 minutes