Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna

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Nestled in a secluded cove and protected by a coral reef, Unawatuna Beach resembles a huge saltwater wave pool. The combination of golden sand and laidback atmosphere appeals to visitors from distant corners of the world, who come here to rent a beach shack, grab a cocktail, and watch the waves roll by--and swim and snorkel, of course. Visitors can also rent kayaks and jet skies, or go on a guided fishing trip. Amenities include a number of bars, restaurants, and shops. For Unawatuna Beach and beyond, use our Unawatuna trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Unawatuna vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A very clean beach. The water is quiet salty. More than Pasikudah. The sand is white and hot. I have nothing more to add but tripadvisor makes me do so  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This beach site is wonderful. A true beauty. And also way too polluted!! It was horrible to see all the trash at the beach site, all the plastic bags and bottles in the waves, and all the waste tossed...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Love at first sight. 10 minutes later, a river of garbage and excrement start downloading at sea. In the midst of a tourist beach, where everything costs at least three times more than any other beach of sri Lanka ... and they think they give their best in this way. What a shame.
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