Beruwala is considered one of the most popular and the most prominent holiday spots in Sri Lanka. Beruwala Beach is popularly known as the ‘Golden Mile’ because of its golden sand beach.
Beruwala Beach is located on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, 60 km south of Colombo. You can get to Beruwala from Colombo via road, which will take approximately 1 hour, or train, which will take approximately 1 hour 42 minutes.
Beruwala Beach is characterized by sunny and golden dunes making it quite picturesque. The beautiful scenery of Beruwala makes it blend flawlessly with the excitement of adventure. The beach is surrounded by palm trees that come in handy when it is too hot as you can enjoy the shade they provide and grainy white sand.
Beruwala Beach has a long line of mid-range and top-range hotels, making it perfect for any traveller as it can accommodate the needs of travellers of different calibres. Beruwala Beach is perfect for a wide array of water sport activities, including snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, parasailing, diving, windsurfing, jet-skiing, and water skiing. Beruwala is considered safe for swimming and is an excellent spot for trying deep sea fishing.
Some of the activities you can indulge in when you visit Beruwala include:
- Enjoy a meal at the Beruwala Beach Restaurant. Their menu has a wide array of seafood delicacies, including lobsters and squid.
- Enjoy water sports at Beruwala Beach. The bay is especially interesting for diving as you can visit the sunken ships when you are accompanied by an experienced instructor.
- Visit the Beruwala Lighthouse.
- Relax at Beruwala Beach.
- Visit the harbour in Beruwala, where you can experience a little bit of the local life watching the fishing boats returning with the day’s catch or heading out on a fishing trip.
The best time to visit Beruwala Beach is between November to April, when the weather is dry compared to the rest of the months as they tend to be quite rainy. If you don’t mind a little bit of rain then you can always visit during the remaining months, they are mainly considered low season months, which means prices are much lower.
You are advised to wear slippers or flip-flops when walking on the beach to avoid any injuries that may be caused by coral shards and tiny sharp stones.
When visiting Beruwala Beach, consider having a taste of the local, like using tuk-tuks to move around, or you can treat yourself to a spa day, where you indulge in a body scrub, steam bath, and massage; Beruwala is the country’s to-go place for Ayurvedic treatment.
Beruwala Beach makes an excellent holiday spot where you can do your shopping at the cute little shopping centre, and you can also take a romantic walk at the Brief Gardens. Beruwala Beach is the perfect place to unwind and relax and detach from the rest of the world.