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Mihiripenna Beach, Unawatuna, Unawatuna Overview

Mihiripenna beach is one of the famous beaches on the south coast at Unawatuna. The beach is perfect if you are on the lookout to spend some quiet and leisure time with your family, away from the buzz of the beach activities. The beach is secluded, and one can spend hours just staring into the beauty of the waves while sitting calmly on the soft golden sand.

Mihiripenna beach also has a natural pool which is perfect for children as well as adults who are looking for some adventure. Get mesmerized by the coral reefs when you go snorkelling in the pool. Another exciting aspect of the beach is that you may also spot some stilt fishermen during the evening who uniquely catch fish. The lush green palm trees, scenic beauty and high waves will keep you lost in the beauty of the beach, and you will leave wanting more.

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Things to do at Mihirpenna Beach

1.  Watch the stilt fishermen fish:
The stilt fishermen are famous for the precarious position that they sit in while they fish, and many tourists flock to the beach to view this unusual site. The fishermen sit on the stilts which have are positioned on a single pole which is firmly anchored to the bottom of the sea, with a crossbar planted on the pole where the fishermen sit and catch fish. However, recently the fishermen don’t fish but are just there to entertain the tourists who want to click some snaps.

2. Relax at the beach:
If you are looking to spend some calm and relaxed time away from the noise and hustle of the day to day life, then head out to the Mihiripenna beach. You will find yourself lost in the beauty of the beach, which is fringed by the tall palm trees, soft sand and vibrant blue sea. There is also a small swing for you to break the monotony of the day.

3. Palm tree rope swing:
The rope swing at Mihirpenna beach is comparatively less popular than the one at Dalawella beach which makes it perfect for enjoying swinging for as much time as you wish to, without having to worry about a massive line of people waiting behind you. Lose yourself in the beautiful setting of the golden beach, wild trees and palm trees. You may also go at any time that you wish to since the beach is usually very less crowded.

4. Swim with the giant sea turtles:
The beach has a beautiful lagoon and natural pool where you can spot many fishes and also giant sea turtles if you are lucky. Take a swim with the gorgeous turtles for an experience you will never forget.

Local food and restaurants

Sri Lanka is famous for its seafood and authentic cuisines which is quite similar to south Indian dishes, but yet a beautiful blends of flavours to make you go yum every time!

1.  Citra: Amazing place famous for fusion, Mediterranean and Sri Lankan cuisines.

2. Runcible Spoon: Slightly overpriced restaurant famous for cuisines Asian, Sri Lankan and European cuisines. Don’t miss out on their delicious seafood options.

3. Vira Beach Restaurant: Great view and famous for multi-cuisine food ranging from Indian, Mediterranean, Chinese and authentic Sri Lankan cuisine.

4. Wijaya Beach Restaurant: One of the best places for food in Unawatuna, Italian, European and authentic Sri Lankan cuisines along with an open bar for a refreshing cocktail in the heat.

5. Rockside Restaurant: Famous for its beautiful location and cuisines like Italian, Sri Lankan, Asian and authentic seafood.

How To Reach Mihiripenna Beach

The beach is easily accessible from Unawatuna and is a short tuk-tuk ride of about 10 minutes. It is also very close to the Dalawella beach so you can visit both the beaches on the same day.

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