The next stop on the trip was a gorgeous hotel in Tangalle situated right in the long beach with nothing much around. The hotel was pretty much self contained so dined for each meal in the hotel restaurant.
The Beach itself was huge and people were warned to avoid swimming in the sea as there were extreme currents dude to the deep waters and steep incline into the sea.Luckily the hotel had a lovely pool so we stuck to that but I did see some swimmers in further down the beach.
Down the road from the hotel I found a bird sanctuary where a local guide would take you on a boat around the lakes and estuaries. Unfortunately he was not in and we did not have more than a day in Tangalle so we missed the experience but we did see a few wading birds such as Painted Storks as well as a few different species of dragonflies form the shoreline.
It was a short stay in Tangalle but I really loved the area and would have loved to stay longer bird watching but unfortunately we had to get an early cab in the morning to the next stop! It was great to break up the journey though!