The name Weligama translates to "Sandy village" which is on the south coast of Sri Lanka in Matara district. With 75,000 people as its residents, this quaint old fishing town is a beach lover's paradise.
Even in its peak seasons, you will find alone time on the secret beaches. Arabs, Tamils, Malays, Germans you will find them all holidaying in this village. The waters of the Weligama beach are peaceful, so much so that the tides are incessant yet flow smoothly. Weligama is perfect for first-time surfers and those looking to learn; the shores are free from coral reefs and rocks that may hinder surfers.
Sri Lanka's very own practise of Stilt fishing is done just a few metres from the shore on its shallow end, and it is a sight to see! Weligama is 144 km away from Colombo and 33 km from Galle. The beach stays offer a perfect resort vacation away from the hustle of the city. Stores, shopping and luscious places of stay are all away from the beach lands. The seclusion of the area, followed by the salt driven breeze and warm waters make Weligama a beautiful experience. Located one kilometre away from the Weligama villages are the Taprobane Island and the Midigama beach with sun beads and mild dunes!
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