A fan of pristine beaches, heritage and history will find Tangalle a treat. The beaches are sandy with rock formations for waves to splash, there are some best-kept secrets of the island, in this coastal town. Bordering Yala National Park, a wilderness safari is the ideal predecessor for some time at the beach or even the Tangalle lagoon, to cool down. There is also the prison, which was previously a Dutch fort and of course the rock temple at Mulkirigala, to the Kaduwela blowhole, the turtle conservation and many great attractions. However, most tourists enjoy the cool waters of the sea, and indulge in swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and other water sports. This little town on the southern coast is a true haven.