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Turtle Hatchery Kosgoda

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Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. The hatcheries pay fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.

The following different species visit Kosgoda beach to nest.

Loger head Turtle, Hawlesbill Turtle.

A recent study of Sri Lankan sea turtles said, “The beaches of Sri Lanka are the nesting grounds for five species of marine turtles. They are the Green turtle, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill the Loggerhead and the Olive Ridley. All 5 species have been recorded to nest along specific areas of Sri Lanka’s coast. Studies have indicated that beaches can be categorized in accordance with visitation by different species of turtles. For example Leatherbacks nest at Walawe Modera and Godawaya. Hawksbill nest at Bentota while Green Turtle nest at Rekawa and Kosgoda. Loggerheads nest at Welipatanwala. But Olive Ridley nest everywhere.”

Specific details

Opening Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jeep Safari Available No
Best time to visit Year Round
Entrance Tickets Required Yes
Restaurant Available No
Duration 15 minutes
Parking Available Yes
Payment Options Payment upon arrival
Entrance tickets included Yes
Hotels Nearby Yes


Kosgoda, Gale District, Sri Lanka



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