Unawatuna Beach is located just south of Galle, 125km from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. It is perfectly situated, small and highly sought-after bay on Sri Lanka’s less-developed South coast. This beautiful stretch of beach lies in the south of Galle.
Unawatuna, located 4km’s southward around the coast of Galle, is a beach resort waiting to happen.
There is a reef protecting the beach, which makes it perfectly safe for bathing. Other major attractions of this south coast beach include providing shallow waters for swimming, and diving.
For all those who fancy scuba diving, this tropical bay at the south of the coast of Galle will definitely catch your fancy since for the scuba divers, there are several wreck dives only 20-30 minutes away from the beach by boat.Thus it is the most favored beach for all those looking for some exciting water sport activity like swimming, scuba diving or snorkeling.
The beautiful wide curving Golden Unawatuna beach mesmerizes you to take a deep plunge into the blue waters, offering you an exhilarating experience that would last for a lifetime.
The beach has been acclaimed amongst 12 best beaches in the world. The legend of Ramayana has also been attached to Rumasssala, a rocky outcrop jutting into the sea at Unawatuna. This rocky outcrop is believed to be a piece of mountain that was fallen when Lord Hanuman brought the mountain to Sri Lanka in search of a medicinal herb to treat Laxamana – Rama’s brother wounded in battle.
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