Arugam Bay is in the dry zone of Sri Lanka’s southeastern drift of the Indian Ocean. The bay is almost of 320 kilometers (200 mi) due east of Arugam Bay, and covers an area of roughly 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) south of the market town of Pottuvil. The primary settlement in the zone, referred to locally as Ullae, is overwhelmingly Muslim, however there is a huge Tamil and Sinhala population towards the south of the town, and additionally various worldwide transients, to a great extent from Europe and Australia.
While generally angling has overwhelmed the neighborhood economy, tourism has developed quickly in the zone as of late. Tourism in Arugam Bay is overwhelmed by surf tourism, on account of a few quality breaks in the zone; however visitors are likewise pulled in by the neighborhood shorelines, tidal ponds, noteworthy sanctuaries and the adjacent Kumana National Park.