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12 Places to Visit in Beruwala - The perks of living in a paradise isle

Beruwala is small coastal town nestled within the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The tropical weather, seaside resorts and enchanting beaches are its key attractions along with several other places that you wouldn't want to miss. Check out these 12 places to visit.

1

Beruwala beach

Adventurous mornings and relaxed evenings are all part of the package when you visit the Beruwala beach stretch made for a few good water sports and some well-deserved rest on the beach with waves to tickle your feet.

2

The brief Garden

Capturing Bevis Bawa's exemplary taste for beautifully designed landscapes, artefacts, sculptures and nature itself, the Brief Garden is a captivating place with a blend of nature, history and personality treasured away.

3

Bentota Beach

The picturesque and tranquil Bentota beach is one of the few beaches that are secluded and pristine. Except for a few beach hawkers, it's rarely crowded. A real treat for those who want to get some well-deserved peace and quiet and access to some of the best Sri Lanka beach resorts.

4

Barberyn Island Lighthouse

The archaic Beruwala Lighthouse which dates back to colonial times can be explored on Barberyn Island, an 8-acre island which sits amidst the southwestern shores of Sri Lanka. It takes around 10 minutes on a boat to reach the island from Beruwala town.

5

Richmond Castle

Adorned with Italian tiles, Burmese teak, Scottish grape vine glasses and English fittings, Arthur De Silva's Richmond Castle was once his home and now public property to be cherished. It's open to anyone with a taste for extraordinary poise and tales of the old couple who once lived in it.

6

Masjid ul Abrar

Built-in 920 A.D by Arab spice traders, the old Masjid Ul Abrar mosque preserves the beauty of religion and culture.

7

Kechimalai Mosque

Yet another mosque of historical significance in Sri Lanka, centred around the first Yemeni Muslims to land in the island. The mosque itself carries an architectural splendour and is well preserved to this day.

8

Kande Viharaya

The Kande Viharaya depicts stories from Lord Buddha's life, his teachings and principles engraved into its walls, paths and statues within. The essence of Buddhism is felt in every corner of the place which was founded in 1734. The temple also pays homages to other deities.

9

Beruwala Fish Harbour

The Beruwala fishing harbour has been one of the primary fishing harbours in Sri Lanka for years. If you happen to take a stroll in the morning hours you can experience some live action from fishermen bringing in their daily catch ashore in colourful little boats and huge fishing nets being pulled into the rhythmic sounds.

10

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Turtles are a delight in every way. Either you find them on the beach, or you can experience their way of life at a hatchery where a guide will provide you with details of how the turtle's life evolves at every stage. The best part is where you can get a chance to release the hatchlings to the sea, where they truly belong.

11

Wadiya, Beruwala Fishing Village

The Wadiya is a fishing village near Beruwala. Watch dedicated fishermen bring in their catch for the day. Mouth-watering seafood delicacies are prepared to be served and you can enjoy some of your favourite dishes to your heart's content.

12

Moragalla Beach

The Moragalla Beach is a shallow beach stretch of around 2km frequented by tourists and locals. The beach is ideal for swimming and light water sports such as snorkelling. There are several resorts along the coastal line, and you can book in your holiday at The Eden Resort & Spa to experience more of the Beruwala coastal stretch.