Beruwala

Beruwala, located 60 km South of Colombo on the main west coast road (Galle road), together with Bentota Bay Beach Resort further south is the gateway to some secluded beaches extending all the way to Hikkaduwa Bay Beach.

Beruwala, located 60 km South of Colombo on the main west coast road (Galle road), together with Bentota Bay Beach Resort further south is the gateway to some  secluded beaches extending all the way to Hikkaduwa Bay Beach. The twin resorts have been developed into Sri Lanka's chief package-tour resort zone. It has a long string of mid-range and top-end hotels along its fine beach, where locals address foreigners initially in German. Moragalla beach located slightly north of Beruwala has been practically merged with Beruwala in terms of holidaying.

The name Beruwala is derived from the Sinhalese words Ba Ruvala (lower the sail). Beruwala has a large population of Muslims. Beruwala is the oldest recorded Moor settlement in Sri Lanka. It is a small multi-cultural fishing village with a charming beach and is also a busy commercial city. The beach is very attractive and known as the ‘Golden Mile’ especially because of its golden sand, flawless beach with shady palm groves all along the coastal stretch. It’s an ideal place for swimming and to laze in the soft sand. Among the many attractions in Beruwala, the fish market is quite an interesting excursion. Beruwala is a town which is known for fishing, and most of the people engage in fishing as a mode of living.

Tourists Attractions in Beruwala

  • Beaches

Beruwala, located 60 km South of Colombo on the main west coast road (Galle road), together with Bentota Bay Beach Resort further south is the gateway to some pretty, secluded beaches extending all the way to Hikkaduwa Bay Beach. The twin resorts have been developed into Sri Lanka's chief package-tour resort zone. It has a long string of mid-range and top-end hotels along its fine beach, where locals address foreigners initially in German. Moragalla beach located slightly north of Beruwala has been practically merged with Beruwala in terms of holidaying. The name Beruwala is derived from the Sinhalese words Ba Ruvala (lower the sail). Beruwala has a large population of Muslims. Beruwala is the oldest recorded Moorish settlement in Sri Lanka.

  • Fishing Village

Beruwala is a small fishing village in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka with a charming beach. Beruwala is a popular tourist attraction and a busy commercial city. Among the many attractions in Beruwala, the fish market is quite an interesting excursion. Beruwala is a town which is known for fishing, and most of the people do fishing as a mode of living. A visit to the fish market will definitely be a different experience to any visitor. If one is lucky enough, a visit early morning to the fish port will provide you the opportunity of watching how the fishermen unload their day’s catch. You would also see wooden canoes and boats lined up along the coast which is a rare sight. The fish harbor gets liven up when the catch is brought to the shore.

  • Buddhist Temple (Kande Vihare)

Kande Viharaya of Atulgambadde, Beruwala in Kalutara District is a perfect place of worship complete with all the essential components of a Buddhist temple and receives veneration of people both home and abroad. This historical Khettarama Kande Vihare has enriched its importance with the presence of the stupa, Bo Tree, Relic Chamber, Image House, Sri Vishnu Maha Devala and the four Maha Devalas including Kataragama Devale. Outside the Vihara premises, the ancient Bo Tree, Sri Saranatissa Memorial Dhamma Hall and the Poya See-ma meant for Vinaya Kamma are situated. The bell shaped stupa found in the Vihara premises has been erected within an octagonal shelter. At the base of the stupa, there is a moulding of flower petals and above it are the three basal terraces, then the dome and upon the dome the square enclosures with a Bo leaf-engraving in each comer.

Beruwala on map

Sri Lanka Tourism Activities around Beruwala