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Updated by Joanna James on May 02, 2024
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05 Water Sports to do in Beruwala – Fun in the Water

Wet & wild adventures await in Beruwala and its surrounding areas offering plenty of water sports fun! Here are five of the thrilling water sports one can try for an action packed day out.



There's nothing like indulging in that need for speed on the water. Waterskiing gives you the chance to fulfil this need as you can enjoy the rush of being pulled along the surface of the water at breathtaking speeds. The traditional style of waterskiing has changed a bit with the introduction of different kinds of skis increasing the thrills and accessibility factor. The great thing about such water sports that can be found in and around Beruwala is the fact that certain operators also have special options that give kids a chance to take part in this activity as well.



A non-motorised water sport that depends more on arm power than motor power, swimming is an ideal activity to try in Beruwala. While you can always swim in a pool, there's nothing like staying at one of the Sri Lanka beach hotels in the area and enjoying a relaxing swim in the ocean. Properties along the beach such as Cinnamon Bey Beruwala offer easy access to the ocean bordering the Beruwala shoreline and areas that are protected by reefs feature calmer waters to swim in. Do keep in mind during certain seasons the sea can get quite rough so do be mindful and do not head too far out.


Jet Skiing

For a chance to enjoy more fun filled adventures, look to try jet skiing which takes you on a rip-roaring ride on the water. Those unfamiliar with this activity even have the chance to ride along, as an experienced instructor takes the jet ski out for a spin, twisting, turning and opening the throttle on the water, for an action packed experience.



Available in such nearby areas as Bentota, windsurfing is a water sport that utilises the sheer force of the wind to propel you along the surface of the water at thrilling speeds. Operators will offer training and guidance as those inexperienced in this activity will have to learn to get their bearings and balance as they look to harness the power of the wind. This activity can be enjoyed by children, especially when it is practised on calmer lagoon or river waters. Beginner courses are available, while more advanced windsurfers can also look to enjoy plenty of adrenaline pumping action, especially out at sea where the winds are stronger and there is lots of open space.


Banana Boat & Tube Rides

Another activity that one can easily try at nearby Bentota, banana boat and tube rides are a favourite amongst the young and the young at heart. Best to be tried out in calmer waters like a river, this thrilling water sport does not require any prior experience, though you will need one particular ability; the ability to hold on tight as you enjoy the ride of your life! Pulled along at fantastic speeds, the banana or tube shaped inflatable device offers all the fun and shrieks of delight one would expect to have at any fast-paced amusement park ride.