Governed by the Urban Council Tangalle is a big town in the Hambantota District. A fan of pristine beaches, heritage and history will find Tangalle a treat. The fine sandy beaches of Tangalle are sprinkled with rock a formation, which allows a fantastic vision when the Ocean waves splash against them. There is also the prison, which was previously a Dutch fort and of course the rock temple at Mulkirigala, to the Kaduwela blowhole, the turtle conservation and many great attractions. However, most tourists enjoy the cool waters of the sea, and indulge in swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and other water sports. This little town on the southern coast is a true haven. Its beaches have fine white sand an excellent spot for swimming. Dutch being the first to discover the maritime benefits of Tangalle by their influence has a few remaining examples of architecture.