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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Nov 27, 2014
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Top 5 things to see in Beruwala - A resort city with an amazing coral garden

Beruwala is a resort city and starting point of 130 kilometres long expanse of beautiful golden sandy beach located 55 km south of Colombo. There are many exciting places to visit in Beruwala.

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Underwater Coral Gardens

Underwater Coral Gardens

The colourful underwater coral gardens in Beruwala make it an exciting venue for scuba diving and snorkelling besides many other adventurous water sports. There are guides and trainers to help you enjoy the depths of the ocean with a little bit of training to experience the panoramic view of the unspoilt coral reefs. Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is a luxury 5 star resort Sri Lanka has to offer in Beruwala which provide all equipment for water sports and diving along with professionally qualified trainers and guides.

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Kechimatal Mosque

Kechimatal Mosque

This is a beautiful historic site tall, white and towering surrounded by fronds situated high on a rock with stunning architecture that would enthral the visitors. The ancient historic site is a place of reflection and religious prayers for over centuries drawing pilgrims from all over the island throughout the year.

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Beruwala Lighthouse

Beruwala Lighthouse

This ancient lighthouse is situated on Barberyn Island, an isolated small island away from the huzzle and buzzle of the beach resort area. It was built by the British in 1928 and stands a majestic 110 feet tall with a commanding presence in the island with excellent condition still functioning as a lighthouse.

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Beruwala Fishing Harbour

Beruwala Fishing Harbour

Taking a walk around the Beruwala fishing port early in the morning will help you see the fishermen busy in offloading their morning's catch of fish from brightly coloured canoes and fishing boats returned from the night fishing in the deep sea. The fishing harbour with over 400 boats is a hive of activity early in the morning with the lively fish market trading fresh seafood from one end to the other.

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Turtle Hatchery

Turtle Hatchery

Located just a few minutes' drive away from the fishing port is the turtle hatchery that has been in existence for 20 years. The turtle conservation centre buys the eggs from the locals who collect the eggs laid and buried by turtles along the beach, hatch them and release them back to the ocean at night after three days. You can see a variety of species of turtles in different sizes in the compound from tiny hatchlings to large heavy ones and get a glimpse of the two rare large white colour albino turtles which is indeed a treat.