Unawatuna is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and is the most famous beach in the country. Unawatuna Beach is situated in Unawatuna town in the South west coast of Sri Lanka.
It is a large beach area with attracting crowd. There are many restaurants with the local flavor surrounding the beach area.
Unawatuna is popular especially with the shallow water levels most ideal for swimming. The west end of the beach leads to some rocks and small hill with a pagoda and a big Buddha statue. It makes for a nice little walk with a beautiful view overlooking the beach.
Located 98 km’s south of Colombo. Sri Lanka's only marine sanctuary is located here. This is an ideal place for nature lovers with its abundant corals and tropical fishes. Along stretch of beach with plenty of hostels, restaurants and some nice bars.
Hikkaduwa has something to offer to everyone coral for snorkelers, waves for surfers and white pristine beaches for those who want to relax and enjoy sun and sand.
The large shallow body of water is enclosed by a reef decorated with layers of multi coloured corals. It is home to countless number of colorful coral fish lobsters, large turtles and microscopic marine creatures. Approximately 200 meters away from the beach there is a collection of tiny islets that are surrounded by beautiful coral formation. The four different shipwrecks waiting to be explored are a treat for the diving enthusiasts.
The sea of the coast of Marissa offers a once in a life time opportunity for visitors as it is currently becoming a major hotspot for whales and dolphins watching because it is located closely to their migration path. The season for sighting these mammals are during the months of November to April.
The snorkeling is also incredible here. Perhaps a contender for the most beautiful beach in the world, Long deserted and hot.
Travelers will love the wide sandy beache on the southern end of Bentota with calm water making it perfect for diving and water sports activities for tourists.
Bentota offers to tourists a wide range of water sports such as wind surfing, water skiing, canoeing, banana boating, deep sea fishing. Boat tours can also take up the beautiful river that to observe a variety of fauna from herons to crocodiles associated with a wetland environment. You will fall in love with Bentota.
The Arugam Bay beach is located 314 km from Colombo and in the Ampara District.
The beach makes it one of the finest surf spot in Sri Lanka as well as Asia. Arugam Bay is famous for its fantastic waves, which attract surfers from all over the world. You can surf here all year round, the most favoured season is from April to October with the average height of waves being 1.5 to 2.5 meters.
The Arugam Bay Beach consists of a coral reef which is home to an abundance of tropical fish and is a delightful snorkelling paradise. You can enjoy diving and snorkelling around Arugam Bay.
With its wide sweeping beach in front of the village and year around gorgeous swimming, it is no surprise this bay has developed into a low budget travelers haunt.
Nilaveli is a coastal resort town and suburb of the Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka located 16 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee. A historically popular Tamil village and popular tourist destination.
It is a beautiful white sandy beach with waves ideal for surfing, diving and snorkeling. About 2 km into the sea is the famous Piegon Island and further up North is a cluster of reddish rocks known as the Red Rock Beach. Nilaveli is one of the finest and most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka.