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Galle Beach

  Province Suthern Province
  District Galle District
  Nearest Town Galle
  Season November to April is best. But can enjoy just year round.
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Galle beach resort destination of Galle has beautiful beach locations spread throughout its territory which not only provide you the privacy that you need but at the same time allow you to soak in the beautiful view of the water splashing gently on the golden sand beaches. Some of the most popular beaches here in Galle are located at Unawatuna.This is one of the best beaches for swimming and water sports are at Galle. There are two lovely spots to sit and sunbathe in relative privacy at Light House Beach down a handful of steps or by the main working Lighthouse in the Fort or Lady Sea Baths, where you will find local women swimming fully dressed due to the predominantly Muslim occupancy of the Fort.

Get up early and join the locals on the ramparts for their daily morning exercises and walk round the 36-hectare fort walls, which overlook the sea on one side and the world-famous Galle cricket ground on the other. At Flag Rock between Point Utrecht Bastion and Triton Bastion you will observe local boys freestyle diving off the 13.5m (45ft) ramparts just missing the lethal rocks below, whilst others play cricket, sell Dutch-style lace work, and hand made magic boxes. Top spots include the Historical Mansion Museum (31-39 Leyn Baan Street) with its crazy mix of colonial memorabilia collected by the owner over 40 years and pieces found from shipwrecks. Another highlight is the Dutch Reformed Church (corner of Church and Middle Street) originally built in 1640, and rebuilt in its current form in 1752-55. Inside, the floor of the church is a stunning mosaic of paved Dutch 300 year old tombstones adorned with regal family coats of arms. A friendly caretaker will happily take you round on a 15-minute tour.

Oldest building constructed by the Dutch here is occupied by the national Museum in Galle.The Galle fort is very popular tourist spot here in Galle and has also been declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Today the place holds fame for its Dutch fort

Entertainment

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Famous for its Dutch fort.

Lace making.

Ebony carving.

Gem polishing.

WORLD HERITATGE SITE

Sport , Adventure & Fee

  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling trips
  • Waterskiing
  • Jetskiing
  • Tube-riding
  • Windsurfing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Canoeing
  • River cruises

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