Unawatuna Bay - One of the World's Top 10 Beaches?
A stunning tropical beach, located five km southeast of Galle Dutch Fort, Unawatuna Bay is a small (1km), wide & intimate semi circular bay with its picturesque sweep of golden, pristine beach which is terminated by a shining pure white Buddhist stupa (Dagoba) sitting pretty on a green hill. The Beach is enclosed by headland on the other side too. The entire stretch of beach is well sheltered by a sweep of palm-fringed trees. It is well protected by a double reef which breaks down the impact of the waves of Indian Ocean to make it ideal for safe swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving & even for you to learn surfing. The reef shelters more species of fish than the Great Barrier Reef. It is said by many industry experts to be among the top ten beaches of the world. The reef is off the far end of the beach, 150m offshore and can be reached from shore.
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In my opinion, NOT. The beach itself is narrow, and fronts many small restaurants, bars and a couple of older hotels. At high tide, there is virtually no beach to walk along. I guess if you took all the tourists and their hangouts away, it would be very nice, but it doesn't hold a candle to the great beaches of Weligama.
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