Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province in Sri Lanka located 56 kilometers (35 Miles) away from Colombo and is the starting point of the 130 kms (81 miles) long stretch of beach. The name Beruwala is derived from the Sinhalese word for the place where the sail is lowered "Bae" lowered "Ruwala" sail. Beruwala is ideal for sea bathing.
Beruwala marks the spot for the first Muslim (Moors) settlement on the island, established by Arab traders around the 8th century AD. A large population of Sri Lankan Moors, many of them gem merchants, still live in the town—particularly in the "China Fort". Msjid-ul-Abrar, a landmark of Beruwala and Sri Lanka's oldest mosque, was built by Arab traders on a rocky peninsula overlooking the town.
Beruwala is also home to Al-Fasiyatul Nasriya A Muslim Ladies College, which is the first and oldest girls' school in Sri Lanka. Beruwala is an excellent starting point for day excursions and round trips.
From Airport : Take the Katunayake Colombo Expressway E03) / Outer Circular Highway E02 / Southern Expressway E01 Exit from the 4th interchange Welipanna to Beruwala.
From Airport : Take the Puttalam - Colombo main road A003 / Colombo – Galle main Road A002 to Beruwala . (However the drive on the A003/A 002 will be more time consuming than other option)
From Colombo : Take the Southern Railway (Colombo/Matara) disembark at Beruwala station. However, only a few trains stop in Beruwala, with most of the trains stopping at Aluthgama which is 6.2 kms (4 Miles) away from Beruwala. Please log in to : Sri Lanka Railway Official Website For train timings
If you are travelling by Air you can either charter an Air Taxi or a Helicopter from the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) or from Colombo and land at Bentota Aerodrome which is approximately 7 kms (4.5 Miles) away from Beruwala.