Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna beach is a place of dreams,  a banana shaped bend of shallow beach situated further south to the famous town of galle and its famous harbour and towering roomassala mountain.It is protected by a natural reef from the open sea and due to the semicircle shape of it forms a perfect natural swimming pool with aquamarine colour gentle waves crashing on the golden sandy beach.

Diving & snorkeling

There is no other perfect place other than unawatuna for scuba diving & snorkekelling. off the cost of unawatuna  you can explore the beautiful marine life of colourful corals,myriad tropical coral fish.You can hire snorkelling equipment from some of the beachfront places  to explore the reefs a short distance from the west end of the beach.You even can see amazing ship wrecks.These activities are very famous to all who come to unawatuna as they can gain a wonderfull great exciting experience!


You can take some interesting walks over the rocks rising from the west end of the end of the beach, Rumassala, which is known for its protected medicinal herbs . The temple right on the cliff is fenced off , but you can wander up to the dagoba (stupa) on top of the hill and on to the huge Peace Pagoda and isolated
Jungle Beach. A slightly different kind of walk can be found at the Mangrove Sanctuary.
It’s well worth taking time out from the beach to pace the raised walkways through the tangled roots and trees. To get there look for the yellowing signs along the Galle–Matara road and then ask and ask.

Eating & Drinking

Almost all places to stay provide meals or you have visit the nearest restaurant which is not far away. The best way to choose from the many places on the beach may be to simply walk around and see . Most places are good for a drink .Just don’t expect much past midnight.


Unawatuna is surrounded with budget hotels and rooms to stay. Decent midrange places are becoming
more common and there are even a few fairly luxurious places if it fits your budget.

Getting There

Coming by bus from Colombo/Katunayake you can get off from Galle.A three-wheeler to unawatuna from Galle costs between Rs 300 and 400.


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