A Day at Jungle Beach, Sri Lanka

A Day at Jungle Beach, Sri Lanka, Galle, Sri Lanka (B)

Sri Lanka has truly unparalleled natural beauty. Almost the entire western coast from Colombo down to Galle is one giant stretch of beach. You can pretty much stop anywhere and you’ll have the Indian Ocean creeping up on a pristine soft sandy beach with palm trees swaying in the wind. It’s really a paradise, particularly because it’s all so empty. One especially fantastic unique beach to visit in Sri Lanka is Jungle Beach, which is just a few kilometers from Galle. The beach is perfect for spending an entire day.

If you’re in Galle, the nearest large city, your best bet is to take a tuk tuk or Uber. It will cost you anywhere from 700-800 rupees. The ride takes at least 20 minutes and drops you off on the street above the beach, which you have to climb down through the forested area to get to. Since it’s well-known and popular, there are some vendors stands up at the top where you can get water, snacks and small souvenirs. Parking there is 150 rupees.

Once you arrive by car or tuk tuk, you can begin the hike down. The path is pretty clearly delineated and most of it is made up of stone steps that snake up and down the trees. The trees are thick enough that you don’t really see the beach until you’re basically on top of it. But when you get to this wonderful beachy paradise, you’ll have everything at your fingertips to allow you to stick around for hours. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Day at Jungle Beach, Sri Lanka
Guide Location: Sri Lanka » Galle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.gnometrotting.com/a-day-at-jungle-beach-sri-lanka
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jungle Beach
  • Unawatuna Beach