Unawatuna is world famous for its beach which suits surfing. People who come to Unawatuna try surfing and many other adventurous water sports. Many tourists enjoy their time with families.
During the season, the beach seems like a festival. Most of coastal line cafes, Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels and Resorts hold different kinds of beach events. Beach becomes vibrant with Music and Lights.
If you haven’t been to a beach party in before, this is one of the best places to attend. You can dance, eat various kind of sea food and drink many delicious cocktails.
Unawatuna beach mainly consists of two parts. One is for locals and other one for foreigners. So, each party can enjoy with what they want and never get disturb with others. Tourists get their own privacy. I am sure you will enjoy your freedom and spaces.
The beach is very long with nicely maintained cafes and bars in coastal line. Anyone can enjoy sea bath while eating delicious sri Lankan seafood and drinks.
When I was in there, I saw many restaurants staff maintain their restaurants very well while serving food to beach umbrellas. Many restaurants are clean. Food is very delicious.
Way to the Unawatuna Beach
If you are coming from Galle, you have to go ahead for around 15-20 minutes. On the right side of the road there is a small narrow road which is named as Unwatuna Beach. After you turn to the road you will see lots of shops, cafes, hotels, learning centers, pubs in both sides of the road.
The shops are full of statues, memorable items, and souvenirs. Please try to buy from these stalls as many owners try their level best to find their day to day earnings. But there are some scammers also. Be careful of them.
Another main highlight beside the road is hotels which ranges from 3 to 5 stars. You can choose a hotel which matches your budget. I am 100% sure you wouldn’t stay in the hotel during the daytime. If you plan to stay in a hotel in the beach road, please read hotel reviews from Booking, TripAdvisor and Agoda. Because some low range hotels may not satisfy your expectation.
I personally advice you to go to Unawatuna beach in weekdays. Less crowd is always better if you want to enjoy the beach peacefully. If you are a tourist who stays in a nearby hotel, most preferred method is walk by self or drive by scoot. Parking can be very tricky.
At last I want to say is go to Unawatuna Beach and enjoy to the fullest. Visiting Unawatuna beach is one of the top things to do in Galle.