Unawatuna Beach Sri Lanka is a lovely small beach located in the middle of town. The water is the perfect condition to relax in and you’ll also find plenty of beach front restaurants. This beach is a great place to spend your day so don’t forget to stop by!
How to get to Unawatuna Beach Sri Lanka
Unawatuna Beach is very easy to access. From most parts of Unawatuna you can take a short walk down Welle Dewalaya Road which has different restaurants and cafes. Towards the end you will see signs for the beach. This road is where you will find all the best places to eat and shop. If you’re staying further away, you can hop in a tuk tuk, drive yourself or take a local bus which stops close to the start of the road. There are plenty of frequent buses that run along the coast.
Where to stay
There are plenty of places to stay within the main area of Unawatuna. We decided to stay slightly further from the main area at Villa Sunimal. It was in a nice quiet location with large rooms and just over a 5 minute walk to the main strip of Unawatuna.. If you’re looking for something right in the action, you can check out Tartaruga Beach Resort which is one of the main hotels on the beach. It’s the perfect hotel to unwind and have a drink while relaxing on the beach.
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What to expect
This beach is the perfect spot to spend your day. You’ll have peace and quiet as you lay on the sand underneath the sun. You can also rent beach chairs and an umbrella to get some shade. If you’re looking for something more exciting, you can ask one of the locals about jet skiing. You’ll see plenty of jet skis along the sand.
The water at Unawatuna Beach Sri Lanka is perfectly blue and calm so everyone can go in for a swim. The sand isn’t the nicest as it’s coarse and a little grainy. There are a lot of different restaurants located all along the beach so you’ll easily be able to find something to eat. You can also enjoy a drink at one of the bars which are also located along the beach.
Unawatuna Beach is the perfect place to spend your day while visiting Unawatuna. For another beautiful beach nearby, don’t forget to check out Wijiya Beach which is known for its famous beach swing!