Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Sri Lanka was discovered by young travellers in 1970s when it was a deserted, palm fringed bay with a gorgeous sea situated as a coastal town in the district of Galle. It offers fresh seafood at the seaside shacks and night-long partying. It has become one of the biggest tourist attractions as it is named in CNN’s best 100 beaches of the world. It gives off a much laid back vibe and is the best place to chill or to get your tan-on as there are plenty of sun beds for rent on the sandy shore.

Sri Lanka beaches total 1,340 kilo meters of the island and is famous tourist destinations. No matter what time of the year, you can always find a seaside that is in season and just waiting to welcome you to its warm sands. This seaside is situated six kilometres south east of the Galle Dutch Fort and is best visited in between November and April, when the sun shines its best. There are plenty of small guest houses around that area which is ideal for travellers on their own. Because of the close proximity to Galle, they can also enjoy the comfort of luxurious hotels in Galle and travel to the seaside for a swim, engage in activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, and surfing or for the night life. Swimming is safe in this area as it is protected by a double reef over the bay creating a natural pool. A boat ride can take you to wrecks of the sunken ships which is popular for scuba diving. There are many diving schools and instructors in the vicinity that offer services to assist, equip and guide tourists with diving. For snorkelling, Jungle beach is an ideal spot which is a small stretch of sea four kilo meters away from Unawatuna with the forest behind it and you can visit it by boat from the Unawatuna beach. Along the sandy shores you can also find shops that sell souvenirs, clothes, water, beach balls, umbrellas and many others.

This area of sea and coastline is rich in its biodiversity. The water and waterfront is home to many species of birds including egrets, herons, sandpipers and kingfishers and rare species such as lesser whistling duck, white breasted water hen and Asian palm swift. It also has coral reefs, shipwrecks, a variety of fish and even turtles that wade in to the shore. The turtles can be either seen in the evening when they come ashore to lay eggs or whilst diving in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. This place was left devastated after the Tsunami in 2004 but it has been rebuilt since then and is still enjoyed by many even to date.

Here, it offers you peace and tranquillity, golden sands, breath taking sunsets and safest swimming. If you visit the island of Sri Lanka for a holiday, this particular seaside is not something that you ought to miss, so make sure to plan ahead and enjoy the best of the country.

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