Not far from Unawatuna is an interesting Jungle Beach. Jungle Beach is a small sandy beach on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in a bay among tropical vegetation.
The distance to it from the popular Unawatuna beach is about a couple of kilometers. This beach is another attraction of Unawatuna.
Distinctive features of Jungle Beach are the beautiful and calm Indian Ocean in this place, comfortable for swimming and snorkeling, as well as an interesting path to it, passing through the jungle, where you can get acquainted with the rich flora and fauna of the island.
It used to be considered a secret beach, but now Jungle Beach is very popular with tourists, so the locals constantly clear the path so that it does not overgrow. The beach itself is small, about 50 meters, and literally a few meters away, hidden behind a boulder, there is a slightly larger beach, about 100 meters. This is perhaps one of the few places on the south coast of Sri Lanka where there are almost no waves and you can swim safely. The beach is located in a small bay, and on the opposite side is the Galle Fort, so garbage can occasionally float in the water, unfortunately, this is typical of most places located near cities. There may be corals in the water, so bring swimming slippers with you. Lovers of romance should definitely visit this place.
On weekends, the Sri Lankans like to visit the beach in large numbers, so it is better to avoid this time or do it early in the morning and late in the evening.
Things to do in Jungle Beach
On the way to the beach, a little to the left, there is a small "observation deck" made by nature itself, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean and rocks. A little higher on the mountain is a Buddhist temple.
There is almost no infrastructure here, on a small beach there is a small cafe where you can have a bite to eat or drink freshly squeezed juice, as well as sun loungers, a shower and a toilet. Since the bay is well protected from waves by a reef, this place is especially suitable for snorkeling, here you can snorkel along the coast.
From time to time, discos are held on the beach and locals distribute flyers in advance.
The tree was enveloped by a liana in Sri Lanka
A bunch of bananas with a flower on a banana tree
Two yachts in the ocean near Jungle Beach in Unawatuna