Located off the gorgeous beach, the Beruwela Lighthouse is a fully functional international Lighthouse with a picturesque backdrop of the crashing waves of the sea. The area in which the lighthouse is situated has long been called the Barberyn Island. This naturally formed island wraps around the lighthouse almost like a green blanket.
The island needs to be accessed via a 10 minute boat ride from the coast. The lighthouse stands 20 feet high above sea level and climbing to the top although difficult, is rewarding. The gorgeous sea that surrounds the island and the crashing waves makes you want to linger at the top a little longer. The island also has several man-made structures, although neglected and abandoned these are said to be built by the British. The Beruwela Lighthouse has been material in directing traders and providing navigational aid and warnings of rough spots on the sea.
With the pristine white beach stretching far, sometimes sheltered by the palm groves, otherwise basking in the glorious tropical sun, it is definitely one of the best coastal areas in this beautiful island country. The area is well developed in terms of offering its guests water sports and other entertainment. Although if you just want to sit around reading a book under the lush greenery , or laze around , sitting in shady spots fishing you are welcome to do so in this stunning coast.
If you are on the lookout for accommodation in the surrounding area, Resorts in Benthota would be a good choice to make. Although a little away from Beruwela, here you will find most star class hotels well equipped to provide you with a relaxing coastal experience. Avani Benthota Resort is a Bentota Hotel that is increasingly making waves in this area with its amazing ambience and impeccable service standards. With easy access to some of the most talked about attractions in the south coast of Sri Lanka this hotel is sure to please you with its hospitality.
While you marvel at the sandy beaches of the south coast and appreciate the yesteryear splendour of the remnants of this Dutch Architectural splendour, indulge in the warmest hospitality the south of the island is known to, at Avani Benthota.