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Top things to do in Beruwala, Sri Lanka – Get a taste of local beaches, artwork and Sri Lankan life

Located not too far away from Colombo, Beruwala is a place that pops into your mind when thinking about beach trips. With a coastline fringed by palm trees, Beruwala offers more than you expect.

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Admire artworks at the Brief Garden

Brief Garden was the residence of the celebrated artist Bevis Bawa. Situated in Kalavila Village, the garden is the perfect blend of traditional and modernist styles. The lovely views and artworks displayed in the garden attract many local and foreign visitors. Brief Garden is dedicated to artistry, so much so that it's known to garden lovers as a 'slice of heaven'.

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Spend some time at Beruwala Beach

Located about 60km away from Colombo, Beruwala Beach is the main highlight of Beruwala. If you want to enjoy watersports, the best time to visit the beach would be October through April. An excellent site for windsurfing, the beach is popular for skiing as well. There are many facilities around the beach that accommodate visitors – if you aim to spend much of your holiday at the beach, consider the likes subsidised by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts.

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A boat safari

One of the activities Beruwala is famous for is floating along the Bentota River. Your journey is going to be endowed with baby crocodiles, species of birds and monitor lizards – keep your camera ready to take a shot the moment you glimpse them. While you are working your way up the river, you'll be greeted by locals, and the population of mangroves gives you the feeling that you are on a treasure hunt.

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Visit Kechimalai Mosque

The place of worship is a cultural attraction admired by many. Outside the mosque are tombstones of two people who belonged to the first Yemeni Muslim settlement in Sri Lanka. The mosque is famous for its architectural splendour and is one of the most valued historical sites in Sri Lanka.

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Explore nearby localities

Beruwala is surrounded by other touristy regions such as Aluthgama. The best way to get to know the local life is to visit nearby areas – also, you will be able to find some of the best places to stay in Sri Lanka when you explore other regions. While you are spending your holiday in Beruwala, spare some time and make your way to the local market of Aluthgama. In addition to buying the fresh produce, you can also enjoy some local dishes for lunch. Spend some time at the market doing some people watching – get some insight into how locals conduct their lives. In addition to being a place of trade and business, the market also acts as a source of information for tourists.

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Beruwala Golden Mile Beach

Beruwala is most famous for its beaches. The other place of interest you should visit is Golden Mile Beach. The strip of golden sand is ideal for soaking up the sun rays. The sapphire blue oceanfront is meant for sports like jet-skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. When these adventurous activities tire you out, you don't have stray too far away from the beach looking for a place to replenish yourself – the beach is dotted with restaurants and cafes that feature international and local cuisines.

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