One of the developed fishery area in the Southern coastal zone of Sri Lanka is known as Tangalle. The busy town, Tangalle is nearly 195km from island capital city, Colombo and situated in Hambantota District. According to internal legends, the name Tangalle reflects the meaning of projecting rock in Sinhala. It means, the Tangalle town area was protected by a lengthy rock from sea. That lengthy rock was projected out from the sea across the bay gate.
Tangalle beach which stretches along the southern coastal for about 10km. A good sandy coastal shore is available for the visitors with the natural scenic view. The one who visit the beach can easily get mingle with the coastal environment. The huts around the beach and the rich bio diversity among the beach treat the tourist with what they want. Worshipping adorable sun rise and other common beach activities are available here also.
Coral reefs, diversity of fishes, sea turtle hatching, diving in the sea, swimming, sun bath and beach huts which resembles the Dutch period are famous in Tangalle beach. The beach is calm and favourable mostly but sometimes in summer season that is from April to October, it seems to be rough. Blowhole at Kudawella, the 2nd largest blowhole in world and which is nearly half an hour drive from Tangalle, turtle conservation area, some ancient Buddhist temples and statues, Medaketiya beach and Medilla beach are some other main tourist attraction spots around Tangalle. It is clear enough that Tangalle beach is a natural treasure of the Southern coastal area.