Distance from Galle – 3.9 km (14 minutes)
Introduction to Galle Lighthouse
Galle Lighthouse is a lighthouse situated onshore in Galle and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. The lighthouse is also known as Point de Galle Light. Built in 1848, it is the oldest light station of Sri Lanka. The lighthouse is 26.5 meters high and is located within the Galle Fort. Its exact location is about 6 meters above the road level on the ramparts, at a place known as the Point Utrecht Bastion. This location gives a full view of all ships entering the Galle Harbor.
Facts on Galle Lighthouse
The Galle Lighthouse is a UNESCO world heritage site and is a well known tourist attraction in Galle. The lighthouse was first lit in the year 1939. The cylindrical lighthouse tower with a balcony and lantern is built using concrete and stone.
Getting to Galle Lighthouse
From Galle travel along Lower Dickson Road to Baladaksha Mawatha and then drive to Hospital Street to reach the Galle Lighthouse.