Koggala Beach Park the other week, where I did some quick shore fishing as well, it has been suggested by some members to re-visit Kahawa Beach this time. We have been to the nice and highly visited swimming place one time and would like to check it out once again.
Like Koggala Beach, Kahawa Beach is particularly a safe, easily accessible and highly suitable swimming area, even for kids, frequented by many locals due to the natural pool that the rocks on the water several meters away from the beach creates. Basically, the place is offering quality swimming opportunities for families and friends, uninterrupted by the roaring waves pretty normal to most Sri Lankan coastlines. The enclosing rock is serving as a natural breakwater, providing protection for the pool of crystal clear water over fine white sand.
As featured before, Sri Lanka is a beautiful tiny island surrounded by rich waters offering an abundance of white sandy beaches, lush greenery, exciting water adventures and amazing marine ecosystem. It has a very healthy coral reefs and wide oceans providing shelters to numerous varieties of coral and sub tropical fishes and other astounding marine life. Kahawa Beach, though public and not really a top tourists destination, is aptly one of them.
While I have mentioned in my posts some well known and popular beaches in the past such as Hikkaduwa Beach, Unawatuna Beach, Bentota Beach and Koggala Beach, I considered Kahawa as also important and worthy of praises. Its fine white beach and clear blue water pretty much support that statement of mine.
So while some of my colleagues were busy swimming around, exploring the rocky areas and discovering the distinct marine creatures that thrive in the water, I was busy wetting my ultra light lines in the hope that some of the small fish which we were actually seeing swimming around could be enticed to bite my offering.
The gorgeous eel was released unharmed. We initially want to cook it “paksiw” or “ginataan” but then it’s better for it to swim back to freedom first. For it to grow even bigger ……..stronger………and hopefully provide me with a more intense and thrilling fight some day. :-)
“pangat”, a regional stew recipe usually prepared for small but tasty harvest from the sea.