A far cry from the glorified tourist brochures of beaches, Unawatuna beach is a cosy coastal area that seeks to make you feel at home. The sand is golden here, the water a thick blue. The temperature hovers at a comfortable 26⁰C or so during dawn and dusk, and the people exhibit the famous Sri Lankan hospitality in everything they do.
Unawatuna beach is located a distance of 6km from Galle. This makes it the perfect itinerary item for you to ask for in Sri Lanka tour packages exploring the southern coast. Although Unawatuna was once among the most famous, if not the most famous, beaches in the southern coast, it is losing its place to other emerging cities. This means that you will have less of a crowd on the beaches, compared to other areas. If you happen to visit during the end of the season, there will be almost no foreigners here.
A fun thing to do on the Unawatuna beach is to watch the scurrying of tiny crabs. If you can sit still for about half an hour, it is guaranteed that you will have at least a dozen of these busy bodies scurrying around you, digging themselves in and out of the soft, wet sand. If you manage to not get completely absorbed in the crooked walk of the crabs, you would see a random turtle putting its head out of the water to breathe. Marine life is rich in Unawatuna, although facing threats due to developments. Thus, if you plan on taking a guided tour of Sri Lanka, choose a company that is environmentally responsible such as Jetwing Eco Holidays. You will ensure that generations to come will be able to feel awed by the amazing world that exists within the confined quarters of a laidback town on a tiny island.
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