South of Colombo
Driving south on Galle Rd (A2), you’ll think that Colombo will never end. But about 30km from Colombo’s Fort you’ll feel you’ve escaped the capital and its hubbub. Beginning with Wadduwa, there are beach towns big and small along the coast. Most travellers focus on Hikkaduwa, but at some point along the coast you should find a cove, bay or stretch of sand to suit you.