Perfectly positioned along the island´s south coast, The Fortress Resort & Spa is close to some of Sri Lanka´s best beaches. Within easy reach of the property are two of the most popular coastal hotspots, Unawatuna Beach and Mirissa Beach each with their own distinctive setting. Around a 15 minute drive away is the soft shores of Unawatuna Beach amongst the most well-known places to visit near Galle. With its golden sands bordered by palm trees and azure waters, it offers a picture postcard-like setting in which to soak up the sun and have fun in the surf. Swimming is a popular activity here as is snorkelling since you can witness a fascinating array of marine species at the nearby reef.
For a different beach experience head to the shores of Mirissa, less than a 30-minute drive from The Fortress Resort & Spa. Mirissa Beach provides a relatively less crowded getaway to the Indian Ocean and is home to some charming cafes and restaurants serving delectable seafood. You can also enjoy a bit of snorkelling, while the western end is a favourite spot for surfers planning to catch some great waves.