4 Places to Watch the Sunset From in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is home to some of the best beaches in the world, so naturally, it also hosts some of the best sunsets. Even though everything looks more beautiful when washed over by the golden light of a sunset, sunsets along the coast are exceptional. Here are some of the most perfect places to watch the sunset from in Sri Lanka with your loved one.
Kalpitiya is situated on the North-Western coast of Sri Lanka, and it is unlike any other coast as it consists of 14 islands. It is a fishing village, but lately, it has been attracting more tourists as it is one of the best areas to spot dolphins, with many boat tours offering this. We recommend going for a sunset boat cruise along the Kalpitiya lagoon– it is incredibly romantic!
One of the largest towns of the southern province, watching a sunset in Tangalle is a must. Tangalle’s coast differs to that of the rest of the island; with large rocks around the shore rather than the sandy beaches, and green beachside foliage encroaches the shore, it is far more rugged than its counterparts. Needless to say, Tangalle is one of the most romantic beaches, especially for those who are searching for a quiet place to watch the sunset.
The main town is on Mannar Island which is dotted with baobab trees and it overlooks the Gulf of Mannar. Even though Mannar is not known for its beaches, you can enjoy a lovely sunset from the ramparts of the Portuguese Fort built in 1560. The town has an interesting history, and in ancient times it was the hub for the pearl fisheries. This is the perfect place for couples who are interested in local history.
Matara is the southernmost point of the island, and on its tip is the Dondra Head lighthouse, which is believed to be the oldest lighthouse of Sri Lanka. You should try and watch the sunset from here, where you will get a panoramic view of the ocean, Matara town, and ruins of Hindu temples and Churches.