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. 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. Beruwala is 75 km from the Bandaranaike Airport and only 45 km from Colombo. The area is a tranquil location with a multi cultural community comprising of diverse communities such as Muslims, Catholics, Buddhists and Sinhalese.
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. A traveler would notice fish eagles soaring high up in the sky waiting to pick on the freshly caught fish.
Among the day’s catch of fish you will find prawns, fish, lobsters, crab and a wide variety of sea food. Once you arrive at the market it would not be a very pleasant experience for your olfactory sense, however it is all part of the experience, add well worth it for the sights and sounds you observe and the fresh sea food that you get to enjoy later on in the day. Plenty of people visit this place to grab fresh and cheap sea food. You would also find dry fish piled up along the Jetties. At day break the beach gets crowded with buyers who bargain for fresh fish. There are so many other excursions in Beruwala, like the Beruwala Lighthouse, China Fort, Kochimalai Mosque and Galapata Temple.Its a place where your family and friends can enjoy to their hearts content. If a traveler desires to spend an extended period in this area Beruwala Avani Bentota Resort is a great Bentota Hotel to choose if one is in search of Resorts in Bentota area.