Unawatuna is a one of the famous beach which is got high attention among both local and international tourists. It was owned a leading place among the natural beaches all over the world and it was identified as one of the twelve most attractive beaches by Sir Arthur C. Clarke. And also Unawatuna beach named as one of the best beach in the world, by comparing lot of beaches in Australia, Maldives like countries, in a program called “The Beach Hour” by Discovery Channel. And also the beach Unawatuna is included in to world’s 100 best beaches by CNN media network. It is expressed that the specialty of beach Unawatuna by categorizing it with world’s famous beaches such as Sun Island of Maldives, Sunrise in Thailand, Rubit beach in Ital, Boulder beach in Cape Town etc.
IN THIS BEACH YOU CAN
Semicircular shaped Unawatuna beach is very clean and can be bathed all over the year. Lot of tourists can be seen in Unawatuna beach in the period of November to March. Other than main tourist activities like sun bathing and sea bathing, there are lots of activities. It is a shallow sea without strong sea waves and floating currents. Tourists can experience all activities safely. Many tourists come to Kudawella and Suduwella in Unawatuna beach daily. The beach Unawatuna situated with the guardians of two coral reefs in Indian Ocean. Galapitela Reef and Napolian Reef provide comfortable surrounding for divers.
Unawatuna is one of the famous diving locations in Sri Lanka. It is a very popular beach for diving, scuba diving, surfing and snorkeling. Whale watching is also a very popular tourist activity among both local and international tourists. Tourists can watch whales after traveling 20 minutes to sea belly by boats. Unawatuna has a rich bio-diversity and high potential for eco-tourism. Mangroves, Mashes and Corals are main eco-systems of this area. Very rare fish species can be seen in this area due to high density of coral reefs. 36 Species out of 72 endangered fish species are lived in the Unawatuna beach area and around the coral reef Bonavista. Bonavista coral reef which is situated near the Unawatuna coastal area.