Okinawa Beach Guide

Okinawa Japan Beach Guide

What is one of the most attractive features for travelers to Okinawa? It's the beaches of course!

Okinawa offers a huge variety of beaches and recreation centers to kick back and relax. On Okinawa you're never more than a stone's throw from any beach. Okinawa's beaches are mostly sandy with gentle slopes and shallow shores.

The islands of Okinawa also known as the Ryukyu Islands are covered with beaches that range from large resort beaches to private or public beaches perfect for that BBQ or beach party. Some beaches on Okinawa also feature a rare type of "star sand". Out of the many beaches on Okinawa some are rather popular and easy to find, and others are secluded and hard to reach but many have sandy white shores and sparkling clear waters.

Here is a list and directions to many of the choice beaches Okinawa has to offer.
 

 

North Okinawa Beaches



Minna-jima Island

Emerald Beach

Yagaji Beach

Okuma Beach

Sun Marina Hotel Beach

Renaissance Beach

Fuchaku Beach

Moon Beach

 

Central Okinawa Beaches


 

Araha park Beach

Ginowan tropical Beach

Maeda Beach

Zampa Beach

Sunset beach, Mihama

 

 South Okinawa Beaches



Bibi Beach

Odo Coast (John Man) Beach

Nashiro Beach

Naminoue Beach

Mibaru Beach

Azama Sunsun Beach

 

 Yaeyama Islands Beaches



Fusaki Beach

Sukuji Beach

Ishigaki Sunset Beach

Yonehara Beach

Maezato Beach

Haemida Beach

Hoshisuna Beach

Tsukigahama Beach
 

Miyako Islands Beaches


Yonaha Maehama Beach (Maibama Beach)

Sunayama Beach

Boraga Beach

Sawada Beach

Toguchinohama Beach 

Nakanoshima Beach

 

Kerama Islands Beaches


Eef Beach

Arahama Beach

Shinrihama Beach

Hateno Hama

 

North Okinawa Tours

 JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Northern Okinawa Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Ryukyu Mura where you can experience living history, and many more exciting places. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Nakijin-jo Castle World Heritage Bus Tour
On this tour visit many of the North Okinawa’s famous sites like Cape Manza, Churaumi Aquarium ( the world's third largest aquarium), Nakijin-jo Castle, Nago Pineapple Park. Lunch included.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Marine Walk from Nago (Departs at 9:00 am)
Enjoy walking underwater through Okinawa's clear ocean by simply putting on a special helmet which draws air from the surface, you can breathe normally even while underwater and explore Okinawa's beautiful coral reefs.
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JTB Okinawa Japan TOurs Okinawa Jet Skiing, Banana Boat & Super Mable Tour
Enjoy all 3 of these thrilling marine sports out on the open water. 
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Miyako Islands Hotels & Resorts

 Location  Rating  Hotel Name
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Atoll Emerald Miyakojima
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Miyakojima Tokyu Resort 
 Miyako Is. 4 star hotel Hotel Breeze Bay Marina 
 Miyako Is. 5 star hotel Shigira Bayside Suite ALLAMANDA