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Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna

(3.1/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Nestled in a secluded cove and protected by a coral reef, Unawatuna Beach resembles a huge saltwater wave pool. The combination of golden sand and laidback atmosphere appeals to visitors from distant corners of the world, who come here to rent a beach shack, grab a cocktail, and watch the waves roll by--and swim and snorkel, of course. Visitors can also rent kayaks and jet skies, or go on a guided fishing trip. Amenities include a number of bars, restaurants, and shops. For Unawatuna Beach and beyond, use our Galle trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Galle vacation.
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  • Bella, numerous resorts and clubs, numerous beach activities, many diving (but!), too many to be efficient. Non-crystalline sea, a bit murky for sand raised waves. Blazing Sun
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  • We are only here stranded because almost everywhere in South are Sri Lanka waves too strong to swim for seniors
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  • The beach is beautiful! Wonderful sea, not too rough. Sun beds and restaurants along the beach, with Sun umbrellas everywhere because it is too hot in the Sun and there are no palm trees which give shade. There are many sellers who keep stopping by. Missed the type backpackers there, which usually interesting. After 3 months by Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam to have travelled, I experience it as very irritating all men/boys who to contact you. I had read that it was for a woman only more difficult, but I'm 67 years!
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