Hikkaduwa Beach is one of the most well-known places to surf in the southwest. It has a beach break for beginners and a strong reef break for more experienced surfers. Hikkaduwa, which is only 30 minutes from Galle and two hours from the airport by car, is one of the surfing beaches closest to Colombo.
There are numerous beachside bars and restaurants to choose from, creating a lively atmosphere in the town. In addition, grazing sea turtles frequent the sea lagoons in both Hikkaduwa and Dalawella, making them excellent spots to observe them up close and in their natural environment.