On this list of best beaches in Sri Lanka, a name sure to appear is Unawatuna Beach. Just an hour away from Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo, this beach is a heaven for beach bums. With fancy restaurants, bars, shacks, beach properties, shopping streets and fun activities worth engaging in that are carried out in the surrounding areas, Unawatuna beach is a great spot to unwind, ditching the routine.

The beach looks like a banana and has golden sand with sparkling water. Here, the lush palm trees not only make the beach look extra scenic but also contribute to keeping the environment pleasant on most days.

On a visit here, one is sure to see young kids belonging to locally residing families take a dip into the cool water of the sea. What a beautiful way for the locals to beat Sri Lanka’s heat, right? And that is not all!

The beach also has arrangements of sunbeds, mats, and umbrellas which also prove to be a blessing for anybody who decides to watch the sun take a dip in the ocean whilst reveling in the sundowner.

Tourists can avail of these sunbeds on rent from vendors that are easily spotted here. The local Sri Lankan culture reflects through various features at the beach. From attractive restaurants that serve finger licking local cuisine to shops that sell trendy clothes influenced by the local attire, this famous beach is worth a few hours of your time!

Unawatuna Beach Sri Lanka