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Must Visit Places around Beruwala – Southern Coast Resort

Beruwala is part of the popular southern coastal belt in Sri Lanka. Less crowded and equally matched with sandy beaches the place offers easy access to nearby attractions and activities.

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Visit the Brief Gardens

Visit the Brief Gardens

A short tuk tuk ride from your Beruwala resort will take you to the Bawa gardens and house. The drive to the gardens across rolling paddy fields where flocks of birds are seen is a kind of prelude to the stunning environs awaiting you. A testimonial to the talents of the Bawa brothers the landscaped gardens with twisting pathways, little nooks and hidden coves are a treat to discover. The enchanting gardens and house are highlighted with artistic artefacts of a bygone era that add a rustic charm to the entire experience.

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Enjoy Beruwala Beach

Enjoy Beruwala Beach

The golden expanse of Beruwala Beach is a treat to any sun worshiper. Ideal for long lazy walks the beach is lined with holiday resorts and little guest houses. The beautiful bay area home to Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is quite stunning with a reef bordering the sea turning it into a makeshift pool. Ideal for safe swimming, especially for families with children this stretch of beach is by far the most popular in Beruwala.

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Check Out Barberyn Island Lighthouse

Check Out Barberyn Island Lighthouse

Easy tours to Barberyn Island are offered from Bentota hotels as well as fisher boats and resorts around the Beruwala area. The island is located just 0.8kms offshore of Beruwala and is 3.25 hectares in size. The lighthouse was first lit in 1889 and stands at a height of 34 metres. The sunny island dotted with swaying palm trees is indeed a treat to explore. Alternatively, you could book a helicopter ride across the island; check with your hotel tour desk for further details.

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Sail Lanka Charter

Sail Lanka Charter

Sail Lanka Charter operates 10 boats across the island; one of the premier charter boat companies in Sri Lanka this firm offers two catamarans for exploring the waters off Beruwala. Quite the experience, day cruise charters are available with promises of spotting turtle's, dolphins and even whales given the season and time of day. For further details on available boats and tours check out the official website or check with the tour desk of your Beruwala beach resort.

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Visit Kechimalai Mosque – One of the Islands Oldest

Visit Kechimalai Mosque – One of the Islands Oldest

This is one of Beruwala's treasured cultural sites. The simple architecture is the greatest allure with the entire structure being painted in white except for the green doorways. Sitting on a headland looking out to sea, the mosque is believed to be over a 1000 years old as it is said to have been constructed by visiting Arab traders when Sri Lanka was part of the spice route.

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Moragalla Beach for Water Sports

Moragalla Beach for Water Sports

Head over to Moragalla Beach for snorkelling and some vigorous body boarding. The beach is popularly known as the 'golden mile' with little isolated nooks for some relaxed time away from the crowds.