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“sri lanka”(29 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Light House Road, Dondra 81000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Nestled in a small village nearly 30 mins away from Matara, this is one of the most off beat place you can visit. The lighthouse cannot be accessed, but I have heard that locals do manage to get inside. Near the light house there is...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank boomtangboy
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Mathara light house is situated location is lovely. It is nice in the evening time. But it's closed to public now.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 113roshans
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Visited this place for a business purpose but still it's a must see place to all the Sri Lankans and of course the tourists as well. The beach, the light house in the evenings and early in the mornings give such a refreshing feeling.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Dashika A
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Unfortunately, we could not go upstairs because it seems that currently the access is somehow limited. Anyway, the view around is great. Not so easy to reach without tuk-tuk but one may try anyway. Very nice point to do some photo-shooting.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Alexander M
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Quite a long walk from the bus station in Dondra to find the lighthouse CLOSED to the public. You can't even get close to the 'southernmost tip of Sri Lanka'. Small beach, busy with locals and no cafe/restaurant. Very disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Not only the lighthouse, but even the compound is currently off bound. At best you can spend time outside the walls, or go back a turn and spend time at the cove. Its a good place, esp during low tide on weekdays.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rohitxm
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We stopped at the location at the insistence of our driver and dint regret it one bit. It is one of the most beautifully located light houses I have seen. On a sunny day it looked awesome with the blue-green sea as a back drop....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Nishanant
Reviewed July 7, 2016

It's a real nice place to be with a very beautiful environment. + you can have a nice sea bath over there, since there are plenty of spots to have a fun sea bath. Therefore don't forget to take some bathing stuff if you visit...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Charitha W
Reviewed June 23, 2016

It is a great adventure to visit the southernmost point of Sri Lanka, with knowing that there is nothing else but the ocean to the south.. Breathtaking view from the top of the Lighthouse, amazing surroundins with great beaches and possibilities of watersports.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank SzilviaS156
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Its worth visiting this place and have great views of the shore line. Light house is open to general public and can go till the top level for great views.

Date of experience: February 2016
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March 16, 2019|
Response from niranga w | Reviewed this property |
Try below number 0412 222 595
December 11, 2018|
Response from angelalomas | Reviewed this property |
No you can't climb it unfortunately.