Unawatuna

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Unawatuna Beach is small and intimate; a graceful semicircular curve of sand not much more than a kilometer from start to finish, enclosed by headlands at either end. Despite the increasing development, the beachside establishments retain and improvised slightly ramshackle quality which is the essence of Unawatuna’s charm for many visitors. It’s easy to spend days here idling purposely between the beach cafes and the ocean, playing endless games of cards or carom – many of the cafes have boards, and the locals are only too pleased to initiate visitors into the game’s mysteries – enjoying the easy pace of life which seems to strike just the right balance between the liveliness and the solemnness.

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