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Carana beach is another beach in the north which is very much enjoyed by both visitors as well as local residents. It is quite popular especially with the local surfers who come for the big waves in this area.

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In the past there used to be a tourism establishment which operated in the area but since its closure in the late 1990's no other such development has taken place on location. Similarly to Beau Vallon, Carana beach can be considered as stable in terms of sand movement, due to the balanced accumulation of sand after erosion during the South West monsoon. Again its sheltered location in between two rock heads on each side helps to protect the beach from the direct impact of the currents. The fact that its dunes/berms are well protected by coastal vegetation also means that erosion by wave action has a lesser effect on Carana beach.