Visit The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project / Mirissa Beach

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Distance from ‘ Your Dream Home’ our holiday house for rent in Mirissa ( 5 minute walk to Mirissa Beach )

The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project was launched in September 2012 with the purpose of preserving and raising the awareness of sea turtle conservation. Sri Lanka is home to five kinds of turtle’s species including Green turtles, Leatherbacks, Olive Ridleys, Hawksbills and Loggerheads all of who regularly visit the southern sandy beaches such as Mirissa Beach to lay their eggs and build their nests. The coast guards move the eggs to safer areas and once they hatch they are released at sunset time back into the sea.

The calmer left side of the beach is a good place to snorkel and spot turtles.

Polhena Beach approx 5km towards Matara is another excellent place to spot turtles.

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