UNAWATUNA

 Unuwantuna beach

A beautiful crescent of golden, sun soaked sand and dazzling turquoise water, Unuwantuna is a wide curving horseshoe-like bay that is protected by the reef and backed by a striking rocky outcrop. Snuggled between Galle and Talpe, Unuwatuna is a picturesque sweep of beach, well sheltered by swaying coconut trees, dotted with a number of resorts, hotels, restaurants and eateries, not to mention small kiosks selling various goodies from seafood to clothing.  The Unuwatuna Beach with its sheltered bay and calm waters all year round has just enough surf to make it perfect for safe swimming, snorkeling and other water activities. Unuwatuna also provides some thrilling wreck dive sites for those looking for more adventure.

With a beautiful Stupa perched atop a green hill as a backdrop and offering magical views of fiery sunsets, the Unuwatuna Beach also boasts of a vibrant nightlife and a host of exciting activities. Owing to the rise of visitors, the main Beach Road has now transformed into a Goa-esque setting with shops and restaurants being open well into the night.

For those looking for a more laidback experience, the Unuwatuna Beach is also the ideal spot to indulge in some water sports with family. Unuwatuna’s close proximity to Galle has made it the perfect weekend beach escape too. With so much to offer, Unuwatuna remains one of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka with beach aficionados and has made its mark as being a cheerful and idyllic beach getaway for both locals and tourists.

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