Attractions In Unawatuna
- UNAWATUNA BEACH
The main beach at Unawatuna is popular with both tourists and locals. The wide stretched beaches offer some good swimming and a part of the beach is occupied with sunbeds to rent. On the west end of the beach, there is a little walk to a pagoda statue overlooking the bay.The beach is directly connected to the city center with loads of little restaurants and bars. There is a great beach vibe going on here even after sunset.
- JUNGLE BEACH UNAWATUNA
Jungle Beach is on the opposite side of the main beach. It’s a bit hidden so a lot quieter than the main beach. It is not as easy to visit as Unawatuna beach but worth the visit if you have time. It’s about a 10-15 min drive from the center of Unawatuna town.
- SURFING OR STANDUP PADDLEBOARD
Ready to get in the water? In between Unawatuna and Galle is a good beach to learn to surf. Note that the best season for surfing is between November and May. At Ahikava Surfschool, you can rent a board and maybe have some lessons as well. Grab a paddleboard during sunset, relax and just enjoy the moment.
- FITNESS IN UNAWATUNA
Love to have a good workout in the gym during your travels or holiday? A week entrance costs $10. We also found it a great way to connect with young local guys and girls who are also training and love a little chat where they tell you everything about the area. The name of the fitness on Google Maps is Unawatuna Fitness Center.
- BABY TURTLES AT THE HATCHERY
In Habaraduwa there is a small turtle hatchery where they take care of damaged turtles. The turtles are saved from being stuck in fishing nets or plastic garbage. It is about a 5-10 minute tuk-tuk drive from Unawatuna.