UNAWATUNA BEACH SRI LANKA | UNAWATUNA SRI LANKA
Lulling Waves And Golden Sand
Further into the south of Sri Lanka, comes the most popular beach in the country, which is also listed as one of the best beaches in the world by the Discovery Channel.
Unawatuna beach is a curved strip of golden sand and the glistening sun, known for its tranquil and clam waters which provide the safest and the friendliest waters to indulge oneself in.
Because the waters of the Unawatuna beach is protected by a long reef, the water is especially calm and warm, making it safe for sea bathing and swimming even for little kids.
The banana-shaped strip of the beach can be walked end-to-end in 15 minutes, where one end of the beach is clustered with sun beds to be rented to relax and get kissed by the sun.
The quietly lapping waves might be a bore for the more experienced and serious surfer, but for families who are looking to enjoy and catch some sun while playing in the water, Unawatuna is undoubtedly one of the best locations in the island.
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The beach is a popular, default destination of both tourists and locals who travel to the south of the country hoping to grab a day in the sun and the sea while unwinding between the gentle sea breeze that rush through the palm fronds that line this beautiful beach all year around, Safe swimming pretty much the most important factor that the Unawatuna beach is famous for.
While the gently lapping waves can lull a relaxed, sun bathing person to a lazy stupor, the sloping, soft sanded sea bed that surround the Unawatuna beach makes it an ideal swimming location for families with small children as well has the occasional surfing beginner.
The lack of rocks and reefs near the shore also adds to the safely of the waters as well as the lack of prickly creatures such as sea urchins or crabs.
Probably the most Instagramed spot in Sri Lanka, a beach swing which swings towards the sea is also located on the beach of Unawatuna, providing the most scenic photographs for the instagramers when the swing is timed with a breathtaking sunset.
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Diving and snorkeling are also up and running in the tranquil waters of Unawatuna as this part of the sea is famous for colourful marine life.
Unawatuna area is famous for its sea cuisines that consit of all kinds of ocean delicacies including prawns, calamari and octopuses fresh out of the sea.
There are many luxury resorts, villas, boutique hotels and guest houses lined along the beach that offer stunning views of the glittering sea all throughout the day.
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Unawatuna bustles with night time activities and bonfires during the night where people escape from themselves to enjoy and dance the nightaway.
Best time to visit – December until April and from July until the end of September
Distance from Colombo – 122 km.
How to get there – Around 3 hours in a private vehicle from Colombo
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