Arugam Bay is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka’s southeast coast. The bay is located 320 kilometres (200 mi) due east of Colombo, and approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the market town of Pottuvil. While traditionally fishing has dominated the local economy, tourism has grown rapidly in the area in recent years. Tourism in Arugam Bay is dominated by surf tourism, thanks to several quality breaks in the area, however tourists are also attracted by the local beaches, lagoons, historic temples and the nearby Kumana National Park. Arugambay is at its best at sunrise when the sky and the beach provide a festival of colours. Arugambay is a sea food lover’s paradise.
The beaches are also ideal for sea baths although the waves could be too strong for an amateur.The surfing season in Arugambay starts in April and ends in October.There are four main surf points in Arugambay including Arugambay Point and Crocodile Rock.