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 tourists. There are many restaurants and shops with the local flavor surrounding the beach area.
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.
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.