Dikwella, Matara

Dikwella is a charming coastal town in the Matara District of Sri Lanka’s Southern Province. Known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and serene environment, Dikwella offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Located about 22 km east of Matara and approximately 180 km from Colombo, Dikwella is a haven for surfers, nature enthusiasts, and those looking to immerse themselves in local traditions.

Dikwella's economy thrives on tourism, fishing, and agriculture. The town is especially popular for its surfing spots, boutique hotels, and yoga retreats, attracting visitors from all over the world. Beyond the beach, Dikwella boasts a variety of attractions, from historical temples to natural wonders like blowholes and hidden coves.

Dikwella is a captivating town that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and modern amenities. Whether you're considering investing in real estate, enjoying a laid-back beach lifestyle, or exploring the vibrant surf culture, Dikwella has something to offer for everyone.
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City Insights

tick iconWell-connected by the A2 highway and Southern Coastal Railway line, facilitating convenient travel to Colombo, Galle, and Matara.
tick iconSituated in the Southern Province, Dikwella offers easy access to other major coastal cities and attractions.
tick iconThe domestic economy is driven by tourism, fishing, and agriculture, with a strong emphasis on the surfing industry.
tick iconRich in cultural heritage, with historical landmarks like the Wewurukannala Temple and traditional fishing practices.
tick iconA welcoming community known for its hospitality and quaint lifestyle.

Known Landmarks

  • Dikwella Bus stand

  • Dikwella Cargils Food City

  • Dikwella Post Office

  • P&S Dikwella

  • Sampath Bank - Dikwella

  • Dikwella BOC


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Bus Routes

348Dikwella - Matara
351Dikwella - Matara
548Dikwella - Matara
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Nearest Train Stations

1.2kmWewurukannala Train Station
6.5kmBambaranda Train Station

New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.

What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent road and rail connections to Colombo, Galle, Matara and other major cities.
tick iconRegular bus services and nearby railway stations enhance accessibility.
tick iconAccess to beautiful beaches and a vibrant surf culture.
tick iconRelatively convenient access to a range of public facilities and amenities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents.
tick iconA variety of dining options ranging from local eateries to international cafes and restaurants.
tick iconGenerally safe with a supportive community.
tick iconClean beaches and well-preserved natural landscapes.
tick iconProximity to green spaces and historical sites like the Dondra Lighthouse.

What needs attention?

tick iconA need for further development in inner road networks to ease mobility in and around the coastal town.
tick iconLimited public transport options late at night.
tick iconNeed for more comprehensive healthcare and educational facilities to cater to the increasing population.
tick iconIncreased security measures during peak tourist seasons to manage crowds and incidence of petty crimes.
tick iconA need for better waste management practices to protect the natural environment.
tick iconA need to implement measures to control overcrowding in popular areas.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4 out of 5
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Safety & Security4 out of 5
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Environment4 out of 5

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