The scenic coastal village of Unawatuna is located about 5 km south of Galle town. This enchanting stretch of beach is much sought after for its naturally protected ocean waters and beaches.
Due to the excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions, and the lovely golden sandy beaches, Unawatuna is generally a hip and happening beach location and the area is dotted with various eateries and lodging options which complement the lively atmosphere of the beach.The coral reef which protects the beach is an interesting exploration for snorkelers and scuba divers. The shallow calm waters are ideal for swimming. The stretch of beach being popular throughout the year has converted the area into a very attractive beach resort.