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“Stunning” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Goyambokka Beach

Goyambokka Beach
Goyambokka, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Tangalle
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Shanghai, China
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Simply beautiful. An amazing beach with waves to jump. Can't swim there but can cool off with the breakers. Around 3 small beach bars. Just a few other tourists. All wonderfully relaxing. Stayed in a small Guesthouse two minutes from the beach. A blissful two days.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Best beach in Tangalle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Beautiful little bay hidden down a small track next to Palm Paradise Cabanas- great for swimming even in the offseason, a few little drink shacks and sun loungers on the beach.

Visited July 2013
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Armidale, Australia
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“Idyllic setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Everyone's dream of a tropical beach. Fabulous view to the ocean, clean beach and ocean, palm trees.

Visited May 2013
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Simply the best beach I have ever visited.

Stayed locally in Goyambokka so the beach was 2 mins from our guesthouse.

For the two days I spent here there was no more that 20 people on the beach. There's a basic selection of sun loungers to use and a wooden shack that sells drinks and serves simple seafood dishes.

The main draw is the beautiful beach and water so clear it has to been seen to be believed.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful secluded beach, but be cautious of rumours we heard.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Goyambokka is a small beautiful secluded beach location, and essentially serves approximately 3 hotels within the area so doesn't seem to get too crowded. It has great and safe swimming, and there are loungers etc to relax on. The sun tends to disappear around 4pm, so best to get out early in the day to make the most of the sunshine.

A few hundred meters over some rocks is another beach area which is absolutely stunning, almost unused so great if you want some peace and quiet - there are no loungers but the calm and tranquility would make up for this.

The beach has limited facilities, no toilets and 2-3 bar areas which serve drinks and a limited selection of food.

One of the beach huts stays open during the evening for a bit of lively entertainment, although a word of caution we heard a fair number of rumours about European women having drinks spiked. We didn't visit or experience this directly, but heard a few conversations referencing this so ladies please be careful with what you order, don't accept free drinks and make sure you see it being made or order something that can be opened at your table. I'm sure it is all ok but better to be safe than sorry!!

Visited April 2013
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