Distance from Galle – 6.7 km (17 minutes)
Unawatuna Beach is situated in Unawatuna town in the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. It is a large beach area attracting crowds both locals and foreign tourists. There are many restaurants and shops with the local flavor surrounding the beach area.
Beauty of Unawatuna Beach
Unawatuna is one of the most popular beaches in the South as well as the entire island. It is popularly known as a family friendly area especially with the shallow water levels most ideal for swimming. Locals flock in the evening to bathe in the sea. The west end of the beach leads to some rocks and stairs to go up a small hill with a pagoda and a big Buddha statue. It makes for a nice little walk with a beautiful view overlooking the beach.
What to see and do at Unwatuna Beach
This banana-shaped golden sandy beach with its turquoise water is usually crowded during the day with both locals and tourists. Families, including children, come to bathe in this amazing beach which has the best waves for swimming. There are sunbeds for rent and many guesthouses bordering this beach which is surrounded by palm trees. Behind the beach, leads to a road filled entirely with a variety of vendors selling all types of goods including clothes, jewelry and souvenirs.
Getting to Unawatua Beach
From Galle take the Matara Road. At Unawatuna turn to Welle Dewalaya Road and then to Yaddehimulla Road to find the Unawatuna Beach.