Located in Beruwala a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, Barberyn Island may not be a major tourist attraction. However, that may be because it is a well-kept secret of the Sri Lankans. This magnificent island, while an unexpected destination, is a wonderment in its own right. But there are quite a few factoids that you need to be aware of before you venture out for a visit.
How To Reach the Island
While visiting Barberyn Island may be considered one of the best things to do in Beruwala, many may not know how to reach it. Located approximately 20 minutes from the Dedduwa Boat House, Barberyn Island can be reached on a boat navigated by an experienced local fisherman.
Things to Do on the Island
If you are staying at a property such as the Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, you may have already heard about the exotic flora and fauna that inhabits Barberyn Island. But alongside this gorgeous landscape, the island also houses a lighthouse that is over 100 feet tall.
Explore the Lighthouse
While visitors are not permitted to enter the lighthouse, it is possible to discover the inner workings of the lighthouse by talking to one of the lighthouse keepers.
The British Ruins
Another thing you can observe on the island is ruins from the British era, which can easily transport you back to the 19th century.