Midigama Beach Sri Lanka

Midigama is Weligama’s baby brother. A small surf town on the southern tip of Sri Lanka that can be easily missed but definitely NOT to be missed. It is a popular surfing beach in the southern part of the country. It is located between Galle to the east and Weligama and Mirissa to the west. Midigama is 150 kilometers south of Colombo (2.5 hours) and only 4 kilometers (5 minutes) from Weligama.

Midigama beach :  Weligama’s baby brother

Whether you’re looking for the perfect location to base a surf trip in Sri Lanka, or just travelling around this beautiful country, it’s hard to beat the relaxed surf village of Midigama. Lying 140 kilometers south of Colombo on the Southwest coast, Midigama boasts five consistent surf breaks within easy walking distance of each other, uncrowded picture perfect beaches, and loads of accommodation options right at the beach.
Aerial view of Midigama beach break
The big draw of Midigama is that it doesn’t feel as touristy or chaotic as other towns on the Southwest coast. Its central location means that more surf spots can be found in both directions by tuk tuk or scooter, and it’s a great base for exploring the local area and sightseeing. Whale watching, Galle Fort, and Handunugoda tea plantation are all less than a 45 minute drive away.
Sun bathing in Midigama beach

Surfing in Midigama beach

Most Midigama, hostels offer surf camps, which cater to surfers of all levels from beginner to pro. Learners can usually work with a surf instructor in a one-on-one or group setting as they gear up the confidence to get up on their board. More experienced surfers can work with a local surfer who can show them where to catch the best waves and help them with local transport around Midigama.
Surfing in Midigamaa beach

Best time to go: Midigama beach

The best time to visit the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka is from the end of October to early April. During these months you can expect the majority of days to be dry and sunny and the conditions for surfing are ideal with consistent swell and offshore winds.
Midigama beach area

How to visit Midigama from Weligama

Travelers can easily come to the Midigama from Weligama via tuk tuk that will cost you around  1 - 2 USD. And even travelers can take a public bus from Weligama bus stop for Galle. Matara - Galle bus just travel through Midigama village, so travelers can easily get down from Midigama bus stop to reach Midigama beach.

Where to stay around Midigama beach

Luckily, hostels in Midigama, Sri Lanka, are never too far from the beach, so after a long day playing in the sand and sun, you can relax back in your dorm or private room. Most Midigama, Sri Lanka hostels also offer daily yoga practice to help ease your tired muscles. Midigama, Sri Lanka hostels typically have reception desks that can help you plan your onward travel around Sri Lanka, that is if you can ever pull yourself away from the dreamy beach town. There are a few cafes in the area and a local market, but most Midigama, Sri Lanka hostels have in-house cafes, or at the very least kitchens where guests can cook their own meals.

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