Day 6: There are motor bike rentals available within the fort from where you can rent a bike for the day to go explore the beaches around Galle. The roads outside the city are in generally good condition but be aware of the harsh bus and truck drivers in the road especially while negotiating the curves. The most famous beaches nearby Galle are Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna which are known for their coral reefs and water sport activities. Hikkaduwa is located some 20 kms north of Galle and good for surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. I have posted my experience of scuba diving in Hikkaduwa in the link here. Unawatuna which is just a few kilometers south of Galle, is comparatively calm water beach and good for snorkeling and diving with abundant corals and fishes. Koggala beach, on the other hand is less prone to tourists and is a perfect place for a peaceful retreat. It is located further down in the south and has a sea turtle hatchery.