Galle Face Beach

Galle Face Beach

Good for Relax
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in Slave Island
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+33.5 oC +22.2 oC
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7.2 M/S
+27.8 oC
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0.9 M
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A good place to stay! Lots of accommodation options nearby.

Beach surroundings

Recommended! The choice of attractions and restaurants nearby is higher than the average for the region


  • Ayubowan Gallface -... 2 min walk
  • Sapphyr Lounge 3 min walk
  • Cafe Bean Street 3 min walk
  • AOBA Cafe & Bar 3 min walk


  • Pantai Galle Face 1 min walk
  • Galle Face Sea 3 min walk
  • Galle Face Green 4 min walk
  • Cinnamon Nature Trai... 11 min walk


  • CMB 28.5km
  • Lake House Bus Stop 12 min walk
  • Slave Island Railway... 10 min walk


  • Slave Island 780m
  • Colombo 1.8km

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Questions and answers

What is the water and sand quality of the Galle Face Beach?

The coastline of Galle Face Beach is covered with golden sand. It's very clean, the surface has a mixed fraction. The water is impeccably turquoise.

What are the key activities at Galle Face Beach?

For the main activity - sunbathing, there are no sun loungers on the Galle Face Beach, so you need to take personal items with you and there is no natural shade, so be careful on a hot day.

Is the Galle Face Beach good for swimming?

The entrance to the water is gentle, the bottom is comfortable. In the season the beach is attended by lifeguard.

Galle Face Beach is partially protected from waves.

There are few boats in the bay. So the overall recommendation of the Galle Face Beach for swimming is very positive.

Is the Galle Face Beach good for families?

Family travelers should consider the following features of the beach. On the beach, there are minimal sufficient amenities such as sun loungers or beach bar. It's covered with sand and the entrance to the water is gentle.

Is the Galle Face Beach secluded and good for relaxing?

There are several buildings near the beach.

Is there any food or beverages in the area of Galle Face Beach?

The bar is located right on the Galle Face Beach.

There are 4 restaurants nearby.Ayubowan Gallface - Cafe is the closest place located 100 meters from the beach.

How far is the Galle Face Beach from parking?

The Galle Face Beach has a parking spot. It is not very large, so in high season it can be busy. The approximate distance from parking is less than 100 metres.

Are there any attractions nearby Galle Face Beach?

There are 4 attractions near Galle Face Beach that are popular with travelers. The nearest are Pantai Galle Face located in 0 km. See the attractions section for details.

What is the best time of the year to visit Galle Face Beach?

The month with the highest temperature in Galle Face Beach is March. Its average value reaches 34°C. The warmest sea is in April, the average value is 30°C. The coldest month is August with air temperature 29°C and water 28°C. See more details in weather section.

Is the beach good for sunbathing?

Galle Face Beach (Sri Lanka) is not fully equipped for sunbathing. However, if you are not picky and are willing to spread out on a towel, you can sunbathe here as well. The natural shade will allow you to hide from the scorching sun in the peak of its activity. Well, the photos of our visitors will be the best proof of that, all the available photos of the beach are above.Galle Face Beach (Sri Lanka) is a place for true nature lovers, but if you like sunbathing on the beach, then this location is not the best option. There are no sunbeds and umbrellas, and even there is no natural shade to hide you from the scorching sun. From positives, the presence of sand, on which you can sit comfortably. But do not forget sunscreen for this place, such a recommendation is relevant. Photos of the beach you can see above. All photos are taken by our visitors personally.

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