View the Sunset

As Arugam Bay faces the east it is generally recognised as being a place to appreciate spectacular sunrises. However, for those craving a romantic sunset, here are three popular places in and around the area:

Elephant Rock

A beautiful spot to go late afternoon, watch the surfers, climb the rock and enjoy the sunset over a vast area including rice fields, lagoons and distant rocky peaks.


Buy a packet of peanuts from the peanut man and relax on the beach watching the sunset over the entire bay.


Pottuvil Bridge

Here, within easy walking distance, you will find a few locals and fishermen enjoying a panoramic view of Pottuvil lagoon and the distant hills from a small viewing area at the southern end of the bridge. See the imagery below for the exact position.

If anyone has any better places to see the sunset please feel free to share them below through the comments section.

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