Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna

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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. Add Unawatuna Beach to your Unawatuna travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Unawatuna vacation builder website .
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  • The beach was pretty clean, the water as well. It was not too full and easily found a table in the first row. The cafés and restaurants on the beach to the snack and dinner. The prices were okay and the food tasty. It some vendors come by and offer coconut, fruit or cloths and massages. Not very intrusive. We were also at the jungle Beach, went from there but again directly to the Unawatuna Beach, because it is much more pleasant.
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  • Amazing place with such a beautiful beach! Friendly people! And too much to do! A must vist when your in sl!  more »
  • In my opinion the beach in Unawtuna belongs to the top three in Sri Lanka. Along with the beach in Mirissa and that in Trincomalee. Because the near Galle and Colombo is located only a few hours away by train, it can be pretty busy in the weekends. Because Unawatuna in a Bay, the waves are not as high and the flow is not as violently as, for example, in Mirissa. There are many hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and shops in Unawatuna. Also a lot of mogeliojkheden to rent beach chairs and sun beds. Usually those are free if you drink in the restaurant what and/or lunch. At some beach tents is properly pushed up and comes out every half hour someone along who asked you if you still want to have some drinks. At other beach bars one is more laid back.
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  • It’s so beautiful in unawatuna beach! It is crowded but not too bad. Board sea ride also one of the best activities. A lot of restaurants among the beach with different choices. The sea seems clean and we loved the gold sand!!!.
  • Unawatuna beach is quite lovely and one can spend some quality alone time over there, soaking up the sun and having some delicious food along with it. You will find many scuba diving centers here for scuba diving courses and the water is quite blue and mesmerising. I spent around 2-3 days here, just chilling at the beach and indulging a little water sports. Absolutely loved my time here!
  • Whats good The affordable and accessible beach buzzes with people of all kind. The waves are deep and water is clean. Restaurants and shacks are abundant. Whats not good Approach road is narrow. Better to go to the end of beach where the highways meets. What to do Swim, snorkel, scuba - everything is available at good rates. Peace Pagoda is walking distance. Stay at the hotel as near the beach as possible because the night life is equally active.
  • This is a great place located in Gall district. Great place if you wish to divine. Most of the Tutorist visiting this place and enjoying themselves. Children can bath in safe manner. Boat rides also can be seen in this place. I don't know about charges of the ride. Wonderful place and attractive beach in SL. This is call jungle beach too.
  • Love this beach.. love the colour of the sea but the waves are really rough. And there’s a pretty strong current too. So be careful if you swim there. A good place to surf too.. there are so many restaurants and hotels around so plenty of places to grab some food and drinks. Not dear at all. Love the sea so much and been there many times and will definitely go again too.. heard that they have beach parties there but never been to one. But I’m sure that it’s amazing at night

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