Goyambokka beach is located in Matara, near Tangalle, in Hambantota district of Southern Province, Sri Lanka. It is a famous, touristy beach along the eastern-southern coastline of the island country and is one of the most easily accessible beaches of the country. With the vast stretch of golden sand, along the clear bluish-green water, the beach has a soft glow. The shoreline has dense cocoa and palm trees with sunbeds, lounge chairs and hammocks along the shore. With the perfect blend of nature and human-made rejuvenation options, Goyambokka is a treasure of the country.
The waves are usually gentle and make the water ideal for swimming and diving. However, at times the waves can go up to 8 feet high, which make surfing possible. The current is more or less average but becomes too high at times. It is advisable to check with the locals if it's the right time for a swim. When it is, Goyambokka makes a fantastic place to swim. The water is abundant in marine life. Colourful fish, crabs and lobsters find home here. Rare species of sea turtles like Green turtles, Loggerhead turtles, Leatherback turtles, Olive Ridley turtles and Hawksbill also make this beach their home. These turtles lay their eggs on the beach at night, which attracts tourists.
The beach has good options for food and alcohol. There are many restaurants and bars. An exclusive dining place is hot on the beach, which serves traditional dishes, which are mainly seafood and coconut based delicacies. With all its charm and splendour, Goyambokka makes the perfect getaway for beach lovers. It is safe for kids and ensures that they have fun. Unsurprisingly, a tourist's favourite, Goyambokka is a must visit.