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“lovely beach, more relaxed and less busy than Unawatuna” 4 of 5 stars
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Jungle Beach
Rummassala, Unawatuna, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Unawatuna
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“lovely beach, more relaxed and less busy than Unawatuna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We (me, my wife, our 12 year old daughter) loved Jungle Beach. More relaxed and laidback than the main Unawatuna beach, it's just a twenty minute walk away over the headland via the Peace Pagoda.

Did a little snorkelling and saw some some quite groovy fish, but if you are a hardcore snorkeller I imagine it's nothing to write home about.

Not a bad little place to eat. And so much less busy.

Plus we loved the walk over from the Birdhouse in Unawatuna which is where we stayed and a place I'd definitely recommend.

Visited December 2012
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“Unexpected treat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Easy walk away from the town, lovely beach overlooking Galle. A nice bar serving drinks and decent food at reasonable prices. Much better than the main beach in Unawatuna.

Visited October 2013
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“Rustig, mooi strand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Ask your tuktuk driver to take the jungle road. You see what's behind all the tourism of Unawatuna and were the villagers live.

It is an easy way to get lost if you go on your own and you don't always see a lot of locals to ask the way, so maybe more clever to take tuktuks there before you go on you own by scooter or bike.

The beach itself is a nice little place! I visited jungle beach on my second day in Sri Lanka and then it takes your breath away!

Visited July 2013
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Budaiya, Bahrain
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“Great beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

loved the food, view and relaxed atmosphere, no hawkers which is great Tuck Tuck from Unawatuna took five minutes, got there at lunch time, chose a lobster, noodles, and cold beer.

Views are amazing, sea rushes in from time to time under your sun bed so make sure you don't put your bag, or book on the sand, and make sure your flip fops are on the ledge. take a towel.

great afternoon out.....

Visited October 2013
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“Unawatuna Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This beach is a very famous tourism spot in Sri Lanka. This is about 5 km from Galle, a city in the southern part of the country. The water is crystal clear. You can see the sand at the bottom of the water very clearly. The beach is very clean and tidy - no littering. Lots of restaurants are available nearby. However parking is usually very tight during weekends. Be prepared to walk some distance. However the sight at the end of the road is worthwhile.

During weekends you always find someone with a guitar belting out sweet music or skimpily dressed tourists playing beach volleyball. The Unawatuna beach resort offers a fantastic cuisine. Or you can visit the Light House - a star hotel in Galle.

Visited November 2012
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