Saturday, January 14, 2012

Beruwala Beach

Beruwela Beach is set on a fine bay, 35 miles south of Colombo. Come to Beruwela Beach for an ideal beach vacation. Here you will find a long stretch of palm fringed golden beach with many small offshore islands that offer idyllic conditions for swimming and windsurfing. Beruwela Beach is a haven for nature lovers. Beruwela Beach is one of the most popular Sri Lankan beaches and consists of many beach huts that sell local crafts.
 There are  meny lovely places you must visit. There are tourist hotels near this beach. you can stay seaside & get real fun in this beach..                                                     

Beruwela Beach

Beruwela's broad and attractive beach called "Golden Mile" is a pristine beach of golden sand well sheltered by the palm groves that spread along the coastal stretch. The wide beach that basks in the glorious tropical sun from the direction of the ocean is well shaded with the lush greenery of the landside. Beruwela has excellent water sport facilities such as water scooter rides, wind surfing. para-sailing, water skiing. While the bay beach is safe for swimming in any month throughout the year, it also affords opportunity for Deep-sea Fishing and Wreck & Coral Reef Diving.

Beruwela Fishing Harbour

A walk around the Beruwela fishing port in the early morning affords the sight of fishermen offload the morning's catch from brightly colored outrigger canoes and fishing boats that has returned from night fishing in the deep sea and now lined up. The lively
fish market trade fresh seafood from one end to the other. And among the catch of fish are prawns and lobsters. Beruwela fishing port is a traditional fish market: it is bloody and smelly. Along the jetty are piles of dry fish.

Beruwala Lighthouse

The well maintained, functional International lighthouse of Beruwela is located off the beach of Beruwela at the picturesque Barberyn island enrobed in lush greenery. The island is accessible by a ten minute’s boat ride. A climb to the lighthouse that stands on a cliff 20 feet above the sea level affords stunning ariel views of the Beruwela beach and the surroundings.

China Fort

China Fort is the gem trading fair of Beruwela. The gem trading is dominated by the Sri Lanka Muslims, who constitute 7% of the population of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Muslims are descendents of Moors. Almost the entire neighborhood of China Fort has been engaged in the gem trade for generations. Much of the gem world’s colored precious stones are traded through these merchants. The Sri Lankan Musilms trace their gem trade back to the era when the Berber’s from North Africa’s Barbary States-Algeria, Libiya, Morocco and Tunisia, dominated the seas from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. Berber merchant ships called at Beruwela, perhaps named after the Berbers-Moors. The harbour where the vessels of the Moors were anchored is believed have become to be known as Berberyn Harbour on a later date.

Kachimalai Mosque

Kachimalai Mosque is said to be the oldest Islamic mosque in Sri Lanka. According to the Moors at Beruwala, Kachimalai Mosque commemorates the location of the arrival of Moors in the eleventh century.

Galapata Temple

Galapata Buddhist Temple built in the 12th century that features lovely wall frescoes is a must visit site while holidaying at Beruwela

Hotels related to Beruwela

- Club Palm Garden (4km from Beruwela) - Riverina Hotel (4km from Beruwela)
- Eden Resort & Spa (3km from Beruwela) - Citrus Hikkaduwa (1km from Hikkaduwa)
- Swanee Hotel (0km from Beruwela) - Taprospa - Footprints (0km from Beruwela)
- Insight (0km from Ahangama) - Kabalana Boutique Hotel (0km from Ahangama)
- South Beach Resort (3km from Ahangama) - Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort (3km from Beruwela)

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