After taking a taxi for the rides through hill country I decided to take a local bus from Udawalawe to the south coast otf the island. At crazy speed the bus arrived 2,5 hours later in Tangalle. Tangalle is the furthest beach option on de Deep South Coast before the jungle of Yala takes over. Therefore it is still an off-the-beaten-track beach area.
Since I really enjoy deserted beaches, I booked myself a room in Serein Beach hotel located 1,5km north-east from Tangalle town. Within a few steps I found myself on the white unpolluted Medilla beach, a spit of land between the Indian Ocean and a lagoon.
Because of strong undercurrents the sea is not ideal for swimming. However I enjoyed 3 days walking the beaches and reading a book in a hammock. It felt sometimes like I was having the whole beach for myself.
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