About Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay is very popular among tourists as it is a pristine beach that is one of the nicest beach on the South East coastline. Arugam Bay is frequented by tourists especially surfers as the beach has attractive waves and a secluded beach. The wide curved sandy beaches of Arugam Bay is less crowded with hotels and restaurants as compared to the South coast beaches. The best season for surfing and swimming for travellers is from May to October as the waves are more calm at this time. Tourists can also enjoy snorkelling near Arugam Bay and view the beautiful coral reefs and colorful torpical fishes.
Other traveller attractions around Arugam Bay are two National Parks – Lahugala and Yala East. There is also a 2000 yr old Buddhist temple – Magul Maha Viharaya near Pottuvil Point, Arugam Bay. Tourists can also take a tour using canoe of beautiful mangrove ecosystem that is 2 km from Arugam Bay.