The quiet village of Talpe on the main Galle – Matara road offers an ideal place for sun, sea, surf and serenity. The coconut palm fringed beach is elegantly soft and white, making it ideal for sun bathing and strolling and the sparkling blue sea for swimming, surfing and snorkelling. A small protecting coral reef forms a natural swimming pool.
The beaches along this area stretch for miles to the east and west. The popular holiday resort Unawatuna lies only a kilometer away. The serene Koggala river and the cinnamon estates in the interior can be reached by taking a short walk. Tourists that come to this location take the easy mode of travelling around in push cycles to other places of attraction or even use public transport easily available on the main Galle – Matara road. Talpe is situated 122 km south of Colombo and just 6 km south of Galle.