Kalpitiya is located in the Puttalam district in the North Western province of Sri Lanka. Famed for its serene beauty and fourteen islands, t has a total area of 16.73 km2. The people of Kalpitiya are mostly fishermen. It is now developing as an important tourist destination.

It is now steadily developing as an attractive tourist destination. Kalpitiya has diverse habitats including marine sanctuary, bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches.

It provides nursing grounds for many species of fish and crustaceans. The coastal waters are also home to spinner, bottlenose and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and the elusive dugong.

Alankuda is a stretch of beach in Kalpitiya that is a starting point for offshore whale and dolphin watching in Kalpitiya and offers a wide range of water sports.

Kalpitiya is perhaps the best location for Kitesurfing in the country. The summer kitesurfing season is from May – October during the south west monsoon while the winter season is from mid December – mid February during the north east monsoon.