Arugam bay beach is located on the southeast corner of the island in close proximity to Kumana which is known for the best place to do bird watching as well as surfing. The world-famous Yala National park is next to the Arugam bay beach and is lucky to be surrounded by many wild animals like elephants, crocodiles and monkeys.If you are planning to enjoy your time in Arugam bay beach, it is important to know that from June to August will be the busy season as waves in this season are world-famous.
There are numerous things to do in here. Among them the most famous activity is surfing. Arugam bay beach is known as “a surfers paradise” which attracts many tourists attention. Even some well known companies like Red Bull conduct surfing competitions here. Other than surfing, 2 hour lagoon safari is also a well known activity in Arugam bay beach. During the lagoon safari you can observe beautiful lagoons as well as elephants and other wild animals. You can enjoy your time with fishermen by giving them a hand to drag the boats on the beach during the low season. There are many historical places like Muhudu maha viharaya. It is a beautiful temple you can spot around Arugam bay beach area. If you are into photography, you can see an eye catching view of the whole area from Elephant rock and it will take around 20 minutes to climb up. You can have the whole view of the area by climbing to the top of Kudumbigala monastery as well. It is located in the middle of the jungle. There’s a 25 minutes walk from Arugam bay to the foot of the rock. Aside from these activities you can also taste tons of Sri Lankan dishes. As per many people’s feedback, spending your precious time in Arugam Bay beach is totally worth it.