Ahanagama is home to beautiful beaches and some of the best surf spots on the island. The surfing season at Ahanagama beach begins in November to last until April. The beaches between Ahangama and Galle provide several surf spots of fine, consistent surf.
Ahanagama beach is famous for stilt fishing: anglers sitting on a wedge of wood fixed onto pole struck into the sea-bed of the beach. Strings of anglers thus precariously seated could only be seen in the south western and southern coasts of Sri Lanka: a unique tradition of fishing in Sri Lanka.