The longest in Sri Lanka, the Koggala beach is very beautiful and good for windsurfing. The road passes a domestic airport and nearby is a small turtle hatchery, which buys turtle eggs from fishermen in an attempt to discourage them from poaching and selling the eggs for food. Witness how the newborn turtles are being cared for until they are ready to be released back to the ocean. The wide sandy beaches are utilized by turtles to lay eggs. The commonest of these are the Loggerheads and the Leathery turtle while the green turtle is a less common visitor.
135 kms from Colombo